Wattrelos

Wattrelos (French pronunciation: ​[watʁəlo]; archaic Dutch: Waterlos) is a commune in the Nord department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region of northern France. It is located on the border with Belgium, northeast of the city of Lille. The fifth-largest component of the Métropole Européenne de Lille, Wattrelos borders the communes of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Leers in France and the communes of Mouscron and Estaimpuis in Belgium.

Wattrelos
The church in Wattrelos
The church in Wattrelos
Coat of arms of Wattrelos
Coat of arms
Location of Wattrelos
Wattrelos is located in France
Wattrelos
Wattrelos
Wattrelos is located in Hauts-de-France
Wattrelos
Wattrelos
Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonRoubaix-2
IntercommunalityLille
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Dominique Baert[1]
Area
1
13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
40,885
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+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.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1793 3,590—    
1800 3,214−1.57%
1806 3,969+3.58%
1821 4,901+1.42%
1831 6,791+3.32%
1836 7,300+1.46%
1841 7,864+1.50%
1846 8,736+2.13%
1851 9,432+1.54%
1856 10,360+1.89%
1861 12,315+3.52%
1866 13,113+1.26%
1872 14,682+1.90%
1876 15,325+1.08%
1881 15,725+0.52%
1886 17,118+1.71%
1891 19,770+2.92%
1896 22,731+2.83%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901 25,884+2.63%
1906 27,503+1.22%
1911 29,089+1.13%
1921 27,733−0.48%
1926 29,032+0.92%
1931 30,647+1.09%
1936 31,084+0.28%
1946 28,796−0.76%
1954 31,993+1.32%
1962 41,319+3.25%
1968 43,754+0.96%
1975 45,440+0.54%
1982 44,626−0.26%
1990 43,675−0.27%
1999 42,753−0.24%
2007 42,077−0.20%
2012 41,633−0.21%
2017 40,958−0.33%
Source: EHESS[3] and INSEE (1968-2017)[4]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Wattrelos are blazoned :
Azure, a lion barry argent and gules, armed, langued and crowned Or.



Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Wattrelos is twinned with:[5][6][7]

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. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Wattrelos, EHESS. (in French)
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  5. ^ "À Wattrelos, deux jumelages fêtés en même temps". lavoixdunord.fr (in French). La Voix du Nord. 2015-10-12. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  6. ^ "Wattrelos: le jumelage franco-allemand peut compter sur les élèves du lycée Zola". nordeclair.fr (in French). Nordéclair. 2016-03-07. Retrieved 2019-11-21.
  7. ^ "Miasta partnerskie". siemianowice.pl (in Polish). Siemianowice Śląskie. Retrieved 2019-11-21.

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