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Coordinates: 50°30′56″N 2°36′42″E / 50.5156°N 2.6117°E / 50.5156; 2.6117Coordinates: 50°30′56″N 2°36′42″E / 50.5156°N 2.6117°E / 50.5156; 2.6117

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Sud
Intercommunality Nœux et environs
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Paul Seulin
 • Land1 2.42 km2 (0.93 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,133
 • Population2 density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62350 / 62232
Elevation 23–49 m (75–161 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Fouquières-lès-Béthune is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


A farming and light industrial village suburb situated just 1 mile (1.6 km) southwest of Béthune and 30 miles (48.3 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D181, N41 and the N43 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by, just yards from the commune.


Historical population of Fouquières-lès-Béthune
Year 196219681975198219901999
Population 537540102995211681133
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC communal cemetery extension
  • Fouquières-lès-Béthune on the Quid website (French)
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