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Coordinates: 50°32′28″N 2°47′23″E / 50.5411°N 2.7897°E / 50.5411; 2.7897Coordinates: 50°32′28″N 2°47′23″E / 50.5411°N 2.7897°E / 50.5411; 2.7897

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Douvrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Bernard Firmin
 • Land1 10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 3,737
 • Population2 density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62863 / 62138
Elevation 19–34 m (62–112 ft)
(avg. 24 m or 79 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.

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


An ex-coalmining region, Violaines is situated some 7 miles (11.3 km) east of Béthune and 17 miles (27.4 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D167 and D947 roads.


Historical population of Violaines
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 1817198424252890352435773737
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

International relations

Violaine is twinned with:

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Regional website (French)
  • The CWGC graves in the commune’s cemetery
  • Violaines on the Quid website (French)
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