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Subject: Agglomeration community of Artois, Arrondissement of Béthune
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Coordinates: 50°30′11″N 2°38′27″E / 50.5031°N 2.6408°E / 50.5031; 2.6408Coordinates: 50°30′11″N 2°38′27″E / 50.5031°N 2.6408°E / 50.5031; 2.6408

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Béthune-Sud
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Thierry Tassez
 • Land1 3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,239
 • Population2 density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62848 / 62131
Elevation 25–52 m (82–171 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

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


An ex-coalmining town, Verquin is situated some 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Béthune centre and 24 miles (38.6 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D941, D937 and D72 roads. The A26 autoroute passes through the middle of the commune.


Historical population of Verquin
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 3090339332423385345332483239
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 graves in the commune’s cemetery
  • Verquin on the Quid website (French)
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