Houdain

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Houdain
A general view of Houdain
A general view of Houdain
Coat of arms of Houdain
Location of Houdain
Houdain is located in France
Houdain
Houdain
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 (2020–2026) Isabelle Levent-Ruckebusch[1]
Area
1
6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
7,110
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62457 /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.

Houdain (French pronunciation: ​[udɛ̃]) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.[3]

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
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 8,807—    
1975 8,483−0.53%
1982 7,746−1.29%
1990 7,930+0.29%
1999 7,771−0.22%
2007 7,613−0.26%
2012 7,559−0.14%
2017 7,246−0.84%
Source: INSEE[4]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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