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Violaines is located in France
Coordinates: 50°32′28″N 2°47′23″E / 50.5411°N 2.7897°E / 50.5411; 2.7897Coordinates: 50°32′28″N 2°47′23″E / 50.5411°N 2.7897°E / 50.5411; 2.7897
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Bernard Firmin
Area1 10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 3,737
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62863 / 62138
Elevation 19–34 m (62–112 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

Violaines is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


An ex-coalmining region, Violaines is situated some 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Béthune and 17 miles (27.4 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D167 and D947 roads.


Historical population of Violaines
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1817 1984 2425 2890 3524 3577 3737
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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