Croix, Nord

Croix (French pronunciation: [kʁwa] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is located northeast of the city of Lille about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the centre.

Croix
Saint Martin Church
Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Croix
Coat of arms
Location of Croix
Croix is located in France
Croix
Croix
Croix is located in Hauts-de-France
Croix
Croix
Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 3°09′03″E / 50.6781°N 3.1508°E / 50.6781; 3.1508Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 3°09′03″E / 50.6781°N 3.1508°E / 50.6781; 3.1508
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonCroix
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Régis Cauche[1]
Area
1
4.44 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
21,087
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59163 /59170
Elevation20–48 m (66–157 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The headquarters of Auchan, a hypermarket chain, are located in Croix.[3]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 1,168—    
1800 1,194+0.32%
1806 1,117−1.10%
1821 1,158+0.24%
1831 1,284+1.04%
1836 1,456+2.55%
1841 1,574+1.57%
1846 1,890+3.73%
1851 1,776−1.24%
1856 2,099+3.40%
1861 2,593+4.32%
1866 2,888+2.18%
1872 4,204+6.46%
1876 5,741+8.10%
1881 8,081+7.08%
1886 9,528+3.35%
1891 12,438+5.48%
1896 14,338+2.88%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 15,993+2.21%
1906 16,439+0.55%
1911 17,596+1.37%
1921 17,176−0.24%
1926 19,278+2.34%
1931 20,652+1.39%
1936 20,280−0.36%
1946 17,417−1.51%
1954 18,702+0.89%
1962 20,081+0.89%
1968 21,424+1.08%
1975 20,125−0.89%
1982 19,386−0.53%
1990 20,231+0.53%
1999 20,638+0.22%
2007 21,006+0.22%
2012 20,664−0.33%
2017 21,041+0.36%
Source: EHESS[4] and INSEE (1968-2017)[5]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Croix are blazoned :

Argent, a cross azure. (Croix, Clairfayts and Marcq-en-Barœul use the same arms.)



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Head office / Group Archived 2010-02-02 at the Wayback Machine." Auchan. Retrieved on 20 September 2009.
  4. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Croix, EHESS. (in French)
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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