|Community association||Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys novels|
|surface||10.01 km 2|
|Residents||3,667 (January 1, 2017)|
|Population density||366 inhabitants / km 2|
Violaines is a French municipality with 3667 inhabitants (as of January 1 2017) in Pas-de-Calais in the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais . The municipality belongs to the arrondissement of Béthune and the canton of Douvrin . The inhabitants are called Violainais (es) .
The Canal d'Aire , a section of the large shipping route Dunkirk-Scheldt , runs through Violaines, a former mining community . Violaines is surrounded by the neighboring communities of Richebourg in the north and northwest, Lorgies in the north and northeast, La Bassée in the east, Haisnes in the southeast, Auchy-les-Mines in the south, Vermelles and Cuinchy in the southwest, Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée in the west and southwest and Festubert in the west.
- Saint-Vaast church
- British military cemetery