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Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 2°52′00″E / 50.4747°N 2.8667°E / 50.4747; 2.8667Coordinates: 50°28′29″N 2°52′00″E / 50.4747°N 2.8667°E / 50.4747; 2.8667

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Lens
Canton Wingles
Intercommunality Lens-Liévin
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Didier Hiel
 • Land1 10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 7,054
 • Population2 density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62842 / 62880
Elevation 20–66 m (66–217 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 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.

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


An ex-coalmining area, once boasting 2 pits, now a farming and light industrial town, Vending-le-Vieil lies 4 miles (6.4 km) northeast of Lens, at the junction of the D38e and the D164e roads.


Historical population of Vendin-le-Vieil
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 7090720868666934693867987054
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

  • The church of St.Leger, rebuilt along with the rest of the town, after World War I.
  • The modern church of St.Auguste.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official town website (French)
  • Website of the Communaupole de Lens-Liévin(French)
  • Vendin-le-Vieil on the Quid website (French)
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