Houdain

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Houdain
Houdain is located in France
Houdain
Houdain
Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Canton of Houdain
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Dewalle
Area
 • Land1 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 7,698
 • Population2 density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62457 / 62150
Elevation 45–121 m (148–397 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A former coalmining, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Béthune at the junction of the D86, D301 and the D341 roads. The small rivers Lawe and Blanche join within the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Houdain
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 8745 8807 8483 7746 7930 7771 7698
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.John, dating from the thirteenth century.

Notable people[edit]

  • Hervé, real name Florimond Ronger, composer, was born here in 1825.

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