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Grenay, Pas-de-Calais


Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°44′38″E / 50.4528°N 2.7439°E / 50.4528; 2.7439Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°44′38″E / 50.4528°N 2.7439°E / 50.4528; 2.7439

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Liévin-Nord
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Champiré
 • Land1 3.22 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 • Population2 6,427
 • Population2 density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62386 / 62160
Elevation 48–80 m (157–262 ft)
(avg. 60 m or 200 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.

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


An ex-coalmining and light industrial town situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) northwest of Lens, at the junction of the D165 and the D58.


Historical population of Grenay, Pas-de-Calais
Year 1962196819751982199019992004
Population 7396806369025875621363956427
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

  • The church of Notre-Dame, dating from the eighteenth century.
  • The church of St.Louise, dating from the twentieth century.
  • The war memorial and the CWGC graves.
  • An extremely old tree.

Twin town

See also

Also Twinned with Ruddington, Nottingham.


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official town website (French)
  • CWGC cemetery
  • Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin (French)
  • Grenay on the Quid website (French)
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