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Mairie de Faches-Thumesnil.jpg
Coat of arms of Faches-Thumesnil
Coat of arms
Faches-Thumesnil is located in France
Coordinates: 50°35′58″N 3°04′28″E / 50.5994°N 3.0744°E / 50.5994; 3.0744Coordinates: 50°35′58″N 3°04′28″E / 50.5994°N 3.0744°E / 50.5994; 3.0744
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lille-Sud-Est
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Nicolas Lebas
Area1 4.62 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 15,902
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59220 /59155
Elevation 30–58 m (98–190 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

Faches-Thumesnil is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is a suburb south of Lille and forms part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.


Arms of Faches-Thumesnil
The arms of Faches-Thumesnil are blazoned :
Quarterly 1&4: Sable, 6 bezants, overall a lion Or, armed and langued gules (derived from Faches); 2&3 Azure, an inescutcheon argent and in chief 3 mullets of 5 Or(Thumesnil). (Faches' original arms were bezanty, not 6 bezants. # reduced in the quartering.)

Faches Thumesnil is twinned with the market town of St.Neots in Cambridgeshire, England, and with the town of Naousa, Greece.

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