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A general view of Marles les Mines
A general view of Marles les Mines
Coat of arms of Marles-les-Mines
Coat of arms
Marles-les-Mines is located in France
Coordinates: 50°30′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.5028°N 2.5031°E / 50.5028; 2.5031Coordinates: 50°30′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.5028°N 2.5031°E / 50.5028; 2.5031
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Auchel
Intercommunality Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marcel Coffre
Area1 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,869
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62555 /62540
Elevation 37–99 m (121–325 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.

Marles-les-Mines is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


As the name suggests, an ex-coalmining town, which now relies on light industry and farming. It is situated some 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 36 miles (57.9 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D70 and D188 roads. The Clarence River flows through the commune.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
8765 9942 7938 7327 6790 6088 5869
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St. Vaast, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • Some remains of the coal industry – pit head machinery and buildings.

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