|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Marcel Coffre|
|• Land1||4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62555 / 62540|
|Elevation||37–99 m (121–325 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.
As the name suggests, an ex-coalmining town, which now relies on light industry and farming. It is situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 36 miles (57.9 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D70 and D188 roads. The Clarence River flows through the commune.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Vaast, dating from the sixteenth century.
- Some remains of the coal industry – pit head machinery and buildings.
- Marles-les-Mines on the Quid website (French)
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