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Houdain

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Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381Coordinates: 50°27′10″N 2°32′17″E / 50.4528°N 2.5381°E / 50.4528; 2.5381{{#coordinates:50.4528|2.5381|type:city(7698)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Béthune</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Canton of Houdain</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Daniel Dewalle</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 7,698</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62457 / 62150</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Houdain is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

A former coalmining, now a light industrial and farming town, situated some Script error: No such module "convert". south of Béthune at the junction of the D86, D301 and the D341 roads. The small rivers Lawe and Blanche join within the commune.

Population

Houdain
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Historical population of Houdain
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population8745880784837746793077717698
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

The church of St. John, dating from the thirteenth century.

Notable people

Hervé, real name Florimond Ronger, a composer, was born here in 1825.

See also

References

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