Laventie

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Laventie
Laventie is located in France
Laventie
Laventie
Coordinates: 50°37′42″N 2°46′19″E / 50.6283°N 2.7719°E / 50.6283; 2.7719Coordinates: 50°37′42″N 2°46′19″E / 50.6283°N 2.7719°E / 50.6283; 2.7719
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Flandre Lys
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Roger Douez
Area
 • Land1 18.13 km2 (7.00 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 4,794
 • Population2 density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62491 / 62840
Elevation 15–20 m (49–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

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

Geography[edit]

A small farming and light industrial town, situated some 10 miles (16.1 km) northeast of Béthune and 12 miles (19.3 km) west of Lille, at the junction of the D166, D173 and D174 roads. Famous for its cherries.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Laventie
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2871 2909 2877 3415 4410 4383 4794
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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