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Vendin-le-Vieil is located in France
Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 2°52′00″E / 50.4747°N 2.8667°E / 50.4747; 2.8667Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 2°52′00″E / 50.4747°N 2.8667°E / 50.4747; 2.8667
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Hiel
Area1 10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 7,054
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62842 /62880
Elevation 20–66 m (66–217 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

Vendin-le-Vieil is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


An ex-coalmining area, once boasting 2 pits, now a farming and light industrial town, Vending-le-Vieil lies 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D38e and the D164e roads.


Historical population of Vendin-le-Vieil
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 7090 7208 6866 6934 6938 6798 7054
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.Leger, rebuilt along with the rest of the town, after World War I.
  • The modern church of St.Auguste.

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