Erquinghem-Lys

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Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys is located in France
Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys
Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Armentières
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Bézirard
Area1 8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,495
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59202 / 59193
Elevation 12–20 m (39–66 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.

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

Erquinghem-Lys is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.

Erquinghem-Lys has been twinned with Skipton, North Yorkshire, England since 24 October 2009.[1]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Erquinghem-Lys
The arms of Erquinghem-Lys are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, overall a bend componey argent and gules.



See also[edit]

Erquinghem is one of a series of villages on the river Lys established by the Viking Rikiwulf in 880 AD at the time of the invasion led by Godfrid, Duke of Frisia: Racquinghem, Reclinghem, Rekkem and Rijkegem (the latter two now in West Flanders - Belgium).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herald Reporter (2009-10-30). "Skipton Twins with Erquinghem-Lys". Craven Herald & Pioneer.