Halluin

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Halluin
Mont d'Halluin district
Mont d'Halluin district
Halluin is located in France
Halluin
Halluin
Coordinates: 50°47′01″N 3°07′32″E / 50.7836°N 3.1256°E / 50.7836; 3.1256Coordinates: 50°47′01″N 3°07′32″E / 50.7836°N 3.1256°E / 50.7836; 3.1256
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Tourcoing-Nord
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Luc Deroo
Area
 • Land1 12.56 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 18,997
 • 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.

Halluin (in Dutch: Halewijn) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

It is located at the north of the Lille Urban Community, on the Belgian border, contiguous with the Belgian town of Menen.

Transport[edit]

Rail[edit]

The line was formerly served by the Somain-Halluin Railway.

Road[edit]

The A22 autoroute links the town to Lille and Belgium.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Halluin
The arms of Halluin are blazoned :
Argent, 3 lions sable langued gules, armed and crowned Or.



Politics[edit]

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.

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Twin towns[edit]

Halluin is twinned with:

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