Lens is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in northern France. It is one of the main towns of Hauts-de-France along with Lille, Valenciennes, Amiens, Roubaix, Tourcoing, Arras and Douai. The inhabitants are called Lensois. Country France Region Hauts-de-France Department Pas-de-Calais Canton Lens Government  Mayor (2020–2026) Sylvain Robert Area1 11.70 km2 (4.52 sq mi) Population  31,415 Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST) Metropolitan area Lens belongs to the intercommunality of Lens-Liévin, which consists of 36 communes, […]