Englos

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Englos
Commune
Englos in the arrondissement of Lille
Englos in the arrondissement of Lille
Coat of arms of Englos
Coat of arms
Englos is located in France
Englos
Englos
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Englos is located in Hauts-de-France
Englos
Englos
Coordinates: 50°37′33″N 2°57′27″E / 50.6258°N 2.9575°E / 50.6258; 2.9575Coordinates: 50°37′33″N 2°57′27″E / 50.6258°N 2.9575°E / 50.6258; 2.9575
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonLille-6
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Henri Leturgie
Area11.35 km2 (0.52 sq mi)
Population (2015)2602
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code59195 /59320
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.

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

It is located near the city of Lille. In 2004, the population of Englos was 614.[1]

Geography[edit]

Englos is located west of Lille and about 10 km from the Belgian-French border. The village is surrounded by undeveloped land. The built up area is not continuous with the centre of Lille.

History[edit]

The name, Englos, is of uncertain origin but may have derive from the d'Englos family, which owned some of the land before the 15th century. Subsequently, it fell into the control of the Ghent (Belgium) government until around the time of the French Revolution. It had a church built by the Benedictine monk in the 16th century which was later owned by Jesuits. The church was designated a historic building in 1921.[2]

Later, the Duhamel family managed the largest farm in the village. The farm ceased production in 1969 when a commercial zone was established east of the village. Englos was a small agricultural village until the end of the 20th century. The development of the A25 highway contributed to its development as a residential community.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Englos
The arms of Englos are blazoned :
Sable, an inescutcheon argent.



Population[edit]

Historical population of Englos
Year19621968197519821990199920062007200820132015
Population341345367436510507559567574561602

Economy[edit]

The area is known for its Auchan hypermarket [3] and attached stores. There is an Opel car dealer across the road from the shopping centre. There is also a Novotel hotel in Englos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.englos.com/pages_histoire/index_histoire.html then click link to "population"
  2. ^ a b http://www.englos.com/pages_histoire/index_histoire.html reference in French
  3. ^ http://www.auchan.fr, Retrouvez votre magasin and enter postal code 59320

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