Wattrelos

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Wattrelos
Wattrelos is located in France
Wattrelos
Wattrelos
Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Roubaix-Est and Roubaix-Nord
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dominique Baert
Area
 • Land1 13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Population2 41,541
 • Population2 density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59650 / 59150

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.

Wattrelos (French pronunciation: ​[wa.tʁə.lo]; archaic Dutch: Waterlos) is a commune in the Northern department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. It is located on the border with Belgium, northeast of the city of Lille. It the fifth-largest component of the metropolitan Urban Community of Lille Métropole. Wattrelos borders the communes of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Leers in France and the communes of Mouscron and Estaimpuis in Belgium.

Population history[edit]

Historical population of Wattrelos
(Source: 1793-1990:,[1] 1999-2010:[2])
Year 1793 1800 1806 1821 1831 1836 1841 1846 1851 1856
Population 3590 3214 3969 4901 6791 7300 7864 8736 9432 10360
Year 1861 1866 1872 1876 1881 1886 1891 1896 1901
Population 12315 13113 14682 15325 15725 17118 19770 22731 25884
Year 1906 1911 1921 1926 1931 1936 1946 1954 1962
Population 27503 29089 27733 29032 30647 31084 28796 31993 41319
Year 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2010
Population 43754 45440 44626 43675 42719 41541

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wattrelos
The arms of Wattrelos are blazoned :
Azure, a lion barry argent and gules, armed, langued and crowned Or.



Twin towns[edit]

Wattrelos is twinned with:[citation needed]

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