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Coordinates: 50°29′20″N 2°44′48″E / 50.4889°N 2.7467°E / 50.4889; 2.7467Coordinates: 50°29′20″N 2°44′48″E / 50.4889°N 2.7467°E / 50.4889; 2.7467

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Cambrin
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Marc Déalet
 • Land1 10.39 km2 (4.01 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 4,496
 • Population2 density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62846 / 62980
Elevation 23–50 m (75–164 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

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


A ex-coalmining town, Vermelles is situated 6 miles (9.7 km) southeast of Béthune and 20 miles (32.2 km) southwest of Lille, at the junction of the D39, D75 and D943 roads and by the banks of the river Surgeon.


Historical population of Vermelles
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 4208451842994339458444874496
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

Twin town

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • The CWGC British cemetery
  • The CWGC graves in the commune’s cemetery
  • CWGC Quarry Cemetery at Vermelles
  • Vermelles on the Quid website (French)
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