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Vermelles is located in France
Coordinates: 50°29′20″N 2°44′48″E / 50.4889°N 2.7467°E / 50.4889; 2.7467Coordinates: 50°29′20″N 2°44′48″E / 50.4889°N 2.7467°E / 50.4889; 2.7467
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Cambrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Déalet
Area1 10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 4,496
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62846 /62980
Elevation 23–50 m (75–164 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

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


A ex-coalmining town, Vermelles is situated 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D39, D75 and D943 roads and by the banks of the river Surgeon.


Historical population of Vermelles
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 4208 4518 4299 4339 4584 4487 4496
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 Château de Vermelles, destroyed on 30 December 1914

Twin town[edit]

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