Violaines

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Violaines
Violaines is located in France
Violaines
Violaines
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
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • 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)
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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Population[edit]

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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