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Subject: Agglomeration community of Artois, Arrondissement of Béthune
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Coordinates: 50°28′06″N 2°35′25″E / 50.4683°N 2.5903°E / 50.4683; 2.5903Coordinates: 50°28′06″N 2°35′25″E / 50.4683°N 2.5903°E / 50.4683; 2.5903

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Barlin
Intercommunality Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Louis Adancourt
 • Land1 4.96 km2 (1.92 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,541
 • Population2 density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62727 / 62620
Elevation 43–111 m (141–364 ft)
(avg. 62 m or 203 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.

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


Ruitz is situated about 5 miles (8.0 km) southwest of Béthune and 36 miles (57.9 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D72 and D86e roads.


Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
948 1016 1035 1426 1594 1582 1541
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St. Maurice, dating from the thirteenth century.
  • The eighteenth-century chateau.

See also


  • INSEE commune file
  • Ruisseauville project

External links

  • Ruitz on the Quid website (French)
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