Denain is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. In 1999 Denain had a population of 20,360, on a land area of 11.52 km² (4.448 sq mi).
It is the largest of 39 communes which comprise the association of communes of Porte du Hainaut, which in 1999 had a total population of 147,989.
Former mayor Patrick Roy was also a deputy and became famous for the support to the heavy-metal music he expressed at the National Assembly on various occasions.
||The arms of Denain are blazoned :
Or, a cross engrailed gules. (Artres, Bettrechies, Cerfontaine, Denain, Eth, Lesquin, Obies, Quérénaing, Semousies, Wambrechies and Warlaing use the same arms.)
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