Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes

Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Coat of arms
Location of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes is located in France
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes is located in Hauts-de-France
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Coordinates: 50°25′43″N 3°19′10″E / 50.4286°N 3.3194°E / 50.4286; 3.3194Coordinates: 50°25′43″N 3°19′10″E / 50.4286°N 3.3194°E / 50.4286; 3.3194
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDouai
CantonSin-le-Noble
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes Cœur d'Ostrevent
Government
 • Mayor (2020–present) Marie Cau[1]
Area
1
5.5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[2]
518
 • Density94/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59596 /59870
Elevation15–20 m (49–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

HistoryEdit

 
Marie Cau in 2020.

In March 2020, Marie Cau won a majority of votes in the first round of the mayoral election (with the entire municipal council also being members of her electoral list) on a platform of developing social and environmental policies like sustainable agriculture.[3][4][5] Her inauguration was delayed until May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][3][5] Her election as the first known openly transgender mayor in France[1][3] garnered international media coverage.[6]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes are blazoned :

Or, on an escarbuncle sable a ruby gules. (Abscon, Beuvry-la-Forêt, Erre, Fenain, Marchiennes, Ronchin, Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes and Wandignies-Hamage use the same arms.)



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Marie Cau: First Transgender Mayor Elected in France". BBC. May 25, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c France's first transgender mayor vows to wake up village, 25 May 2020, France 24
  4. ^ Nord : Marie Cau, première personne transgenre élue maire en France, 23 May 2020, Le Parisien
  5. ^ a b Clément Martinet, Marie Cau et sa liste « Décider ensemble » entendent réveiller Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes, 11 March 2020, La Voix du Nord
  6. ^ Patrick Roger, Marie Cau, première maire transgenre : Je suis devenue le symbole d’une normalité possible, 7 June 2020, Le Monde, accessed 8 June 2020.

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