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Pont-à-Vendin

Pont-à-Vendin
Pont-à-Vendin
Pont-à-Vendin

Coordinates: 50°28′28″N 2°53′22″E / 50.4744°N 2.8894°E / 50.4744; 2.8894Coordinates: 50°28′28″N 2°53′22″E / 50.4744°N 2.8894°E / 50.4744; 2.8894

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Harnes
Intercommunality Communaupole de Lens-Liévin
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Ogier
Area
 • Land1 2.01 km2 (0.78 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,127
 • Population2 density 1,600/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62666 / 62880
Elevation 21–41 m (69–135 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.

Pont-à-Vendin is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Pont-à-Vendin is a farming and light industrial town, 5 miles (8.0 km) northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D30 and the D164 roads. The commune was important during the Middle Ages, as the Deûle river is bridged here.

Population

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
3414 3489 3368 2882 2803 2899 3127
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The eighteenth century church of St. Vaast, rebuilt along with most of the town, after the First World War.
  • The German war cemetery.
  • The war memorial.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • War memorial website (French)
  • Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin (French)
  • Pont-à-Vendin on the Quid website (French)
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