Verquin

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Verquin
Verquin is located in France
Verquin
Verquin
Coordinates: 50°30′11″N 2°38′27″E / 50.5031°N 2.6408°E / 50.5031; 2.6408Coordinates: 50°30′11″N 2°38′27″E / 50.5031°N 2.6408°E / 50.5031; 2.6408
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Sud
Intercommunality Artois Comm.
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Tassez
Area1 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,239
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62848 / 62131
Elevation 25–52 m (82–171 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.

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

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An ex-coalmining town, Verquin is situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Béthune centre and 24 miles (38.6 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D941, D937 and D72 roads. The A26 autoroute passes through the middle of the commune.

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Historical population of Verquin
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 3090 3393 3242 3385 3453 3248 3239
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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