Croix, Nord

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Saint Martin Church
Saint Martin Church
Coat of arms of Croix
Coat of arms
Croix is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Croix is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 3°09′03″E / 50.6781°N 3.1508°E / 50.6781; 3.1508Coordinates: 50°40′41″N 3°09′03″E / 50.6781°N 3.1508°E / 50.6781; 3.1508
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Croix
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Bernard Six
Area1 4.44 km2 (1.71 sq mi)
Population (2010)2 20,676
 • Density 4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59163 /59170
Elevation 20–48 m (66–157 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.

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

It is located northeast of the city of Lille about 7 km (4.3 mi) from the centre.

The headquarters of Auchan, a hypermarket chain, are located in Croix.[1]


Arms of Croix
The arms of Croix are blazoned :

Argent, a cross azure. (Croix, Clairfayts and Marcq-en-Barœul use the same arms.)

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  1. ^ "Head office / Group Archived 2010-02-02 at the Wayback Machine.." Auchan. Retrieved on 20 September 2009.

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