Erquinghem-Lys

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Erquinghem-Lys
The town hall in Erquinghem-Lys
The town hall in Erquinghem-Lys
Coat of arms of Erquinghem-Lys
Coat of arms
Location of Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys is located in France
Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys is located in Hauts-de-France
Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-Lys
Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonArmentières
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Alain Bézirard
Area
1
8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,121
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59202 /59193
Elevation12–20 m (39–66 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Erquinghem-Lys is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.

Erquinghem-Lys has been twinned with Skipton, North Yorkshire, England since 24 October 2009.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Erquinghem-Lys
The arms of Erquinghem-Lys are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, overall a bend componey argent and gules.



See also[edit]

Erquinghem is one of a series of villages on the river Lys established by the Viking Rikiwulf in 880 AD at the time of the invasion led by Godfrid, Duke of Frisia: Racquinghem, Reclinghem, Rekkem and Rijkegem (the latter two now in West Flanders - Belgium).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Herald Reporter (30 October 2009). "Skipton Twins with Erquinghem-Lys". Craven Herald & Pioneer.