Vendin-lès-Béthune

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Vendin-lès-Béthune
Vendin-lès-Béthune is located in France
Vendin-lès-Béthune
Vendin-lès-Béthune
Coordinates: 50°32′34″N 2°36′26″E / 50.5428°N 2.6072°E / 50.5428; 2.6072Coordinates: 50°32′34″N 2°36′26″E / 50.5428°N 2.6072°E / 50.5428; 2.6072
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Nord
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marie Courtois
Area1 3.63 km2 (1.40 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,474
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62841 / 62232
Elevation 21–45 m (69–148 ft)
(avg. 27 m or 89 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.

Vendin-lès-Béthune is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

An ex-coalmining area, Vendin-lès-Béthune is situated 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Béthune and 24 miles (38.6 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D180 and D181e roads.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Vendin-lès-Béthune
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 2026 2040 2533 2302 2450 2526 2474
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.Vaast, dating from the nineteenth century.
  • The war memorial.

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