|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Rudy Elegeest|
|Area1||2.88 km2 (1.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59410 / 59370|
|Elevation||22–47 m (72–154 ft)
(avg. 31 m or 102 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.
It is a suburb of the city of Lille, and is adjacent to it on the northeast. The name Mons-en-Barœul means mount in the Barœul, the city is actually built on a slight hill; the Barœul was a former territory (see also Marcq-en-Barœul). Before the sixteenth century, little is known of this county, which was only rural. Plans of the eighteenth century show Mons-en-Barœul as a small village without a church, with farms scattered along the high road from Lille to Roubaix. It is a former dependency of Fives, a district which is now part of Lille.
|The arms of Mons-en-Barœul are blazoned :
- Michel Butor was born in Mons-en-Barœul.
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