Englos

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Englos
Englos in the arrondissement of Lille
Englos in the arrondissement of Lille
Coat of arms of Englos
Coat of arms
Englos is located in France
Englos
Englos
Coordinates: 50°37′33″N 2°57′27″E / 50.6258°N 2.9575°E / 50.6258; 2.9575Coordinates: 50°37′33″N 2°57′27″E / 50.6258°N 2.9575°E / 50.6258; 2.9575
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lomme
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Leturgie
Area
 • Land1 1.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 507
 • Population2 density 380/km2 (970/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59195 / 59320

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.

Englos is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is located near the city of Lille. In 2004, the population of Englos was 614.[1]

Geography[edit]

Englos is located west of Lille and about 10 km from the Belgian-French border. The village is surrounded by undeveloped land. The built up area is not continuous with the centre of Lille.

History[edit]

The name, Englos, is of uncertain origin but may have derive from the d'Englos family, which owned some of the land before the 15th century. Subsequently, it fell into the control of the Ghent (Belgium) government until around the time of the French Revolution. It had a church built by the Benedictine monk in the 16th century which was later owned by Jesuits. The church was designated a historic building in 1921.[2]

Later, the Duhamel family managed the largest farm in the village. The farm ceased production in 1969 when a commercial zone was established east of the village. Englos was a small agricultural village until the end of the 20th century. The development of the A25 highway contributed to its development as a residential community.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Englos
The arms of Englos are blazoned :
Sable, an inescutcheon argent.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Englos
(Source: Sources: Cassini[3] and INSEE[4][5])
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 341 345 367 436 510 507 559
From the year 1968 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Economy[edit]

The area is known for its Auchan hypermarket [6] and attached stores. There is an Opel car dealer across the road from the shopping centre. There is also a Novotel hotel in Englos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.englos.com/pages_histoire/index_histoire.html then click link to "population"
  2. ^ a b http://www.englos.com/pages_histoire/index_histoire.html reference in French
  3. ^ "Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui". site de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Évolution et structure de la population". INSEE. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Recensement de la population au 1 janvier 2007". INSEE. Retrieved 24 April 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.auchan.fr, Retrouvez votre magasin and enter postal code 59320

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