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Coordinates: 50°30′29″N 2°35′15″E / 50.5081°N 2.5875°E / 50.5081; 2.5875Coordinates: 50°30′29″N 2°35′15″E / 50.5081°N 2.5875°E / 50.5081; 2.5875

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Barlin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Francis Verloo
 • Land1 2.21 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,195
 • Population2 density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62377 / 62199
Elevation 25–61 m (82–200 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gosnay is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A former coal-mining town, now a light industrial and farming village, situated some 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Béthune and 25 miles (40.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181 and the N41 roads. Junction 6 of the A26 autoroute is about 1/2 mile east.


Historical population of Gosnay
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 126713881297117812261195
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC graveyard in the communal cemetery
  • Gosnay on the Quid website (French)
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