Wasquehal

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Wasquehal
Wasquehal is located in France
Wasquehal
Wasquehal
Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Roubaix-Ouest
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gérard Vignoble (NC)
Area
 • Land1 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 18,541
 • Population2 density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59646 / 59290
Elevation 18–47 m (59–154 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.

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

The town originally had a Flemish name; it was written as Waskenhal in the 11th century.

The third stage of the 2004 Tour de France finished in Wasquehal. Jean-Patrick Nazon won the mass sprint ahead of Erik Zabel and Robbie McEwen.

Geography[edit]

Wasquehal has an area of 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi) and a population density of 2,702.8/km².

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wasquehal
The arms of Wasquehal are blazoned :
Chequy argent and gules, each argent piece charged with an ermine spot sable. or, more simply, Chequy ermine and gules.



Demography[edit]

Historical population of Wasquehal
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 13634 14274 16391 16275 17986 18541 18936
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Sister city[edit]

Wasquehal is twinned with Beyne-Heusay (Belgium)

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