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Marles-les-Mines

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Coordinates: 50°30′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.5028°N 2.5031°E / 50.5028; 2.5031Coordinates: 50°30′10″N 2°30′11″E / 50.5028°N 2.5031°E / 50.5028; 2.5031{{#coordinates:50.5028|2.5031|type:city(5869)_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> Divion</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> 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> Marcel Coffre</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 5,869</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 62555 / 62540</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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Marles-les-Mines is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

As the name suggests, an ex-coalmining town, which now relies on light industry and farming. It is situated some Script error: No such module "convert". southwest of Béthune and Script error: No such module "convert". southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D70 and D188 roads. The Clarence River flows through the commune.

Population

Marles-les-Mines
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Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
8765 9942 7938 7327 6790 6088 5869
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

Places of interest

  • The church of St. Vaast, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • Some remains of the coal industry – pit head machinery and buildings.

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