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Auchy les Mines

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Country  France
Department  Pas-de-Calais
Intercommunality  Artois
Area  5.1 km²
Arrondissement  Béthune
Region  Hauts-de-France
Canton  Cambrin
Population (2009)  4,459
Local time  Wednesday 10:59 AM
Auchy-les-Mines
Weather  9°C, Wind SW at 23 km/h, 73% Humidity

Auchy-les-Mines is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. Until 1926 it was named Auchy-lez-La-Bassée.

Contents

Map of Auchy-les-Mines, France

Geography

A small ex-coal mining town, now mostly a light engineering and farming commune, situated 6 miles (9.7 km) east of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the N41 and the D163 roads.

Sights

  • The church of St. Martin, rebuilt, as was the entire village, after World War I.
  • The Hohenzollern Redoubt, a German fortification on the Western Front in World War I.
  • References

    Auchy-les-Mines Wikipedia


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