Wambrechies

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Wambrechies
Wambrechies is located in France
Wambrechies
Wambrechies
Coordinates: 50°41′10″N 3°02′58″E / 50.6861°N 3.0494°E / 50.6861; 3.0494Coordinates: 50°41′10″N 3°02′58″E / 50.6861°N 3.0494°E / 50.6861; 3.0494
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lille-Ouest
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Daniel Janssens
Area
 • Land1 16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 8,552
 • Population2 density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59636 / 59118
Elevation 13–26 m (43–85 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Wambrechies is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It has a population of around 8500 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Wambrechies is situated to the north of Lille, it is bordered by the neighbouring communes of Marquette-lez-Lille (to the southeast), Saint André-lez-Lille (to the south), Quesnoy-sur-Deûle (to the northwest) and Bondues (to the northeast). The Deûle canal runs from north to south through the town.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wambrechies

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




Twin towns[edit]

Kempen, Germany since 1972.

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