Houdain

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Houdain
Commune
A general view of Houdain
A general view of Houdain
Coat of arms of Houdain
Coat of arms
Houdain is located in France
Houdain
Houdain
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Houdain is located in Hauts-de-France
Houdain
Houdain
Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementBéthune
CantonBruay-la-Buissière
IntercommunalityCA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Isabelle Levent-Ruckebusch
Area16.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)27,698
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code62457 /62150
Elevation45–121 m (148–397 ft)
(avg. 53 m or 174 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.

Houdain is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

Geography[edit]

A former coalmining, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Béthune at the junction of the D86, D301 and the D341 roads. The small rivers Lawe and Blanche join within the commune.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Houdain
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population8745880784837746793077717698
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. John, dating from the thirteenth century.

Notable people[edit]

Hervé, real name Florimond Ronger, a composer, was born here in 1825.

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