Wattrelos

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Wattrelos
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Location of Wattrelos
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Wattrelos
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Wattrelos
Coordinates: 50°42′00″N3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217 Coordinates: 50°42′00″N3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Roubaix-2
Intercommunality Lille
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Baert
Area
1
13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population
(2016-01-01)2 [1]
41,570
  Density3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59650 /59150
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.

Wattrelos (French pronunciation:  [wa.tʁə.lo] ; archaic Dutch : Waterlos) is a commune in the Northern department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. It is located on the border with Belgium, northeast of the city of Lille. It the fifth-largest component of the metropolitan Urban Community of Lille Métropole. Wattrelos borders the communes of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Leers in France and the communes of Moeskroen and Steenput in Belgium.

Dutch language West Germanic language

Dutch(Nederlands ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people as a first language and 5 million people as a second language, constituting the majority of people in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is the third most widely spoken Germanic language, after its close relatives English and German.

The commune is a level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or ayuntamiento in Spain. The United Kingdom has no exact equivalent, as communes resemble districts in urban areas, but are closer to parishes in rural areas where districts are much larger. Communes are based on historical geographic communities or villages and are vested with significant powers to manage the populations and land of the geographic area covered. The communes are the fourth-level administrative divisions of France.

In the administrative divisions of France, the department is one of the three levels of government below the national level, between the administrative regions and the commune. Ninety-six departments are in metropolitan France, and five are overseas departments, which are also classified as regions. Departments are further subdivided into 334 arrondissements, themselves divided into cantons; the last two have no autonomy, and are used for the organisation of police, fire departments, and sometimes, elections.

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Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200642,852    
200742,077−1.8%
200841,829−0.6%
200941,750−0.2%
201041,541−0.5%
201141,538−0.0%
201241,633+0.2%
201341,522−0.3%
201441,337−0.4%
201541,264−0.2%
201641,341+0.2%

Heraldry

Arms of Wattrelos Blason ville fr Wattrelos (Nord).svg
Arms of Wattrelos
The arms of Wattrelos are blazoned  :
Azure, a lion barry argent and gules, armed, langued and crowned Or.

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Wattrelos is twinned with:[ citation needed ]

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References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE . Retrieved 25 April 2019.