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Coat of arms of Fouquières-lès-Béthune
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Fouquières-lès-Béthune is located in France
Coordinates: 50°30′56″N 2°36′42″E / 50.5156°N 2.6117°E / 50.5156; 2.6117Coordinates: 50°30′56″N 2°36′42″E / 50.5156°N 2.6117°E / 50.5156; 2.6117
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Sud
Intercommunality Nœux et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Seulin
Area1 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,133
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62350 / 62232
Elevation 23–49 m (75–161 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

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


A farming and light industrial village suburb situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Béthune and 30 miles (48.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181, N41 and the N43 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by, just yards from the commune.


Historical population of Fouquières-lès-Béthune
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 537 540 1029 952 1168 1133
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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