Lille, Belgium

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Lille
Municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Lille
Coat of arms
Lille is located in Belgium
Lille
Lille
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 04°50′E / 51.233°N 4.833°E / 51.233; 4.833Coordinates: 51°14′N 04°50′E / 51.233°N 4.833°E / 51.233; 4.833
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Jef Van Duppen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 59.40 km2 (22.93 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 16,350
 • Density 280/km2 (710/sq mi)
Postal codes 2275
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.lille.be

Lille (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɪlə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Gierle, Lille proper, Poederlee and Wechelderzande. On January 1, 2006 Lille had a total population of 15,509. The total area is 59.40 km² which gives a population density of 261 inhabitants per km².

The Krawatencross is a cyclo-cross race held every February in Lille.

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