Lens, Belgium


Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°33′N 03°54′E / 50.550°N 3.900°E / 50.550; 3.900Coordinates: 50°33′N 03°54′E / 50.550°N 3.900°E / 50.550; 3.900
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Hainaut
Arrondissement Mons
  Mayor Ghislain Moyart (PS)
  Governing party/ies PS, MR
  Total 49.42 km2 (19.08 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 4,384
  Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal codes 7870
Area codes 065
Website www.lens.be

Lens is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Hainaut. In 2007 its population was 4042.[2] The total area is 49.42 km² which gives a population density of 80 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Bauffe, Cambron-Saint-Vincent, Lens proper, Lombise, and Montignies-lez-Lens.

It is located along the N56 road.[3]


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