Mont d'Halluin district
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Jean-Luc Deroo|
|• Land1||12.56 km2 (4.85 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1,500/km2 (3,900/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59279 / 59250|
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.
The line was formerly served by the Somain-Halluin Railway.
The A22 autoroute links the town to Lille and Belgium.
|The arms of Halluin are blazoned :
Argent, 3 lions sable langued gules, armed and crowned Or.
An erstwhile bastion of the left, Halluin owes its nickname Halluin the Red to the powerful trade unions who used their influence to support communist mayors during the interbellum. However, since the 1990s Halluin has become gentrified, and in the 2007 and 2012 presidential elections the town backed Nicolas Sarkozy.
Left wing parties remain competitive in the area, and in 2008 the Socialist Party won the mayoral elections.
Points of interest
Halluin is twinned with:
- Menen, Belgium
- Oer-Erkenschwick, Germany - since 1969
- North Tyneside, England - since 1994
- Pniewy, Poland - since 1998
- Lübbenau, Germany - since 2000
- Kočevje, Slovenia - since 2000
- NKong-Zem, Cameroon - since 2001
- INSEE commune file
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
- Halluin official website (in French)
- Halluin 2008 (in French)
- Halluin Tawhid Masjeed official website (in French)
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