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Biache-Saint-Vaast is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Arras
Canton Vitry-en-Artois
Intercommunality Osartis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Housau
Area1 9.29 km2 (3.59 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 3,886
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62128 / 62118
Elevation 42–70 m (138–230 ft)
(avg. 56 m or 184 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.

Biache-Saint-Vaast is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in northern France.


A small farming and light industrial town located 8 miles (13 km) east of Arras, on the banks of the Scarpe river, at the junction of the D42, D43 and D46 roads. The A26 autoroute passes by just yards from the commune.



  • The church of St. Pierre, rebuilt, as was much of the town, after the ravages of World War I.
  • The war memorials.
  • An archaeological site of a stone age settlement of the Mousterian culture,
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