Lesquin

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Lesquin
Lesquin is located in France
Lesquin
Lesquin
Coordinates: 50°35′26″N 3°06′42″E / 50.5906°N 3.1117°E / 50.5906; 3.1117Coordinates: 50°35′26″N 3°06′42″E / 50.5906°N 3.1117°E / 50.5906; 3.1117
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Seclin-Nord
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dany Wattebled
Area
 • Land1 8.41 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 6,010
 • Population2 density 710/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59343 / 59810
Elevation 35–58 m (115–190 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.

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

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Lesquin
The arms of Lesquin are blazoned :

Or, a cross engrailed gules. (Artres, Bettrechies, Cerfontaine, Denain, Eth, Lesquin, Obies, Quérénaing, Semousies, Wambrechies and Warlaing use the same arms.)



Economy[edit]

When Flandre Air existed, it had its head office at Lille Airport and in Lesquin.[1] On 30 March 2001 Flandre, Proteus Airlines, and Regional Airlines merged into Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne.[2]

Sport[edit]

Lesquin is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, US Lesquin.[citation needed]

Airport[edit]

Lille Airport is located in Lesquin.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 1997. "44.
  2. ^ "History." Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.