Comines, Nord

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Comines
Town hall and belfry
Town hall and belfry
Comines is located in France
Comines
Comines
Coordinates: 50°45′42″N 3°00′31″E / 50.7616°N 3.0086°E / 50.7616; 3.0086Coordinates: 50°45′42″N 3°00′31″E / 50.7616°N 3.0086°E / 50.7616; 3.0086
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2006–2008) Alain Detournay
Area1 16.02 km2 (6.19 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 11,952
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59152 / 59560
Elevation 11–24 m (36–79 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Comines (Dutch: Komen) is a commune of the Nord department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The town of Comines sits on the Franco-Belgian border and is split into two parts: Comines (France) and Comines (Belgium), part of the municipality of Comines-Warneton.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Comines
The arms of Comines are blazoned :
Argent, a key palewise sable between 5 cinqfoils gules 2,2,1.



Sights[edit]

The belfry of Comines is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France.

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