La Bassée

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La Bassée
La Bassée is located in France
La Bassée
La Bassée
Coordinates: 50°32′03″N 2°48′29″E / 50.5342°N 2.8081°E / 50.5342; 2.8081Coordinates: 50°32′03″N 2°48′29″E / 50.5342°N 2.8081°E / 50.5342; 2.8081
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton La Bassée
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Waymel
Area
 • Land1 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 6,166
 • Population2 density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59051 / 59480
Elevation 21–31 m (69–102 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

La Bassée is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 2,108 —    
1800 2,171 +3.0%
1806 2,209 +1.8%
1821 2,414 +9.3%
1831 2,480 +2.7%
1836 2,485 +0.2%
1841 2,475 −0.4%
1846 2,540 +2.6%
1851 2,755 +8.5%
1856 2,763 +0.3%
1861 2,958 +7.1%
1866 3,170 +7.2%
1872 3,246 +2.4%
1876 3,415 +5.2%
1881 3,545 +3.8%
1886 3,678 +3.8%
1891 3,907 +6.2%
1896 4,017 +2.8%
1901 4,392 +9.3%
1906 4,631 +5.4%
1911 4,819 +4.1%
1921 2,120 −56.0%
1926 3,527 +66.4%
1931 4,109 +16.5%
1936 4,416 +7.5%
1946 4,855 +9.9%
1954 5,004 +3.1%
1962 5,355 +7.0%
1968 5,463 +2.0%
1975 6,025 +10.3%
1982 6,319 +4.9%
1990 6,017 −4.8%
1999 5,908 −1.8%
2006 5,888 −0.3%
2009 6,166 +4.7%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of La Bassée

The arms of La Bassée are blazoned :
Gules, a demi fleur de lys issuant from the center line argent.




Personalities[edit]

La Bassée was the birthplace of the painter and draftsman Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761 –1845).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rose Georgina Kingsley (1899). A history of French art, 1100-1899. London: Longmans, Green. p. 378. OCLC 3677192. Retrieved 2 August 2011.