Lambersart

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Lambersart
Lambersart is located in France
Lambersart
Lambersart
Coordinates: 50°39′00″N 3°01′30″E / 50.65°N 3.025°E / 50.65; 3.025Coordinates: 50°39′00″N 3°01′30″E / 50.65°N 3.025°E / 50.65; 3.025
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lille-Ouest
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Marc-Philippe Daubresse
Area
 • Land1 6.16 km2 (2.38 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 28,131
 • Population2 density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59328 / 59130
Elevation 17–34 m (56–112 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 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.

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

This commune is in the extreme north bordering Belgium. It is located in the metropolitan Urban Community of Lille Métropole, and is a suburb of the city of Lille, bordering it on its northwest side.

Inhabitants of the town are called Lambersartois.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Lambersart

The arms of Lambersart are blazoned :
Ermine, 3 bends gules semy of escallops (bendwise) Or.




Geography[edit]

Bordered by Deûle and Wood in Boulogne, close to Lille, Lambersart is one of the cities of the urban community Lille Métropole.

Population[edit]

The population of Lambersart was 28,133 in 1999, compared with 29,614 in 1975 and 21,786 in 1962.

Places and monuments[edit]

Lambersart has been an expensive residential city since the beginning of the 2000s when many regional businessmen moved to the city. The area in Deûle and the surrounding countryside has been a popular area. Urbanization as a result of increased population as a Lille suburb has resulted in the loss of open land. The architecture style which has been conserved include features such as the Touquet and Malo baths. As in common in the Nord/Pas-de-Calais Area area, the red brick style is frequently found. The "Avenue de l'Hippodrome" is an avenue considered on a local scale to be the world's most beautiful avenue. In Lambersart, even the small streets are often named "Avenues".

Transmission tower in Lambersart

There is a transmission tower in Lambersart, less powerful than that of Bondues, which is that allows to the inhabitants urban Community of Lille and some peripheral zones to receive the TNT (television numerique terrestre) since 31 March 2005. (At the end of 2006, 63% of the French population can receive the TNT, with more than 4 million having adapters. In northern France, only one quarter of the population receives it because of the obstruction of the radio relay system and of the international disagreements in this area). The architecture of the municipal police station is the pride of local lambersartois people.

Transportation[edit]

Although not directly served by line 2 of the Lille Metro, the city is close to the St. Philibert metro station which is located between the hospital and shopping centre.

The city is close to the A25 motorway, which provides quick access to Lesquin and other motorways in France.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns[edit]

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