Fretin

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Fretin
The church in Fretin
The church in Fretin
Coat of arms of Fretin
Coat of arms
Location of Fretin
Fretin is located in France
Fretin
Fretin
Fretin is located in Hauts-de-France
Fretin
Fretin
Coordinates: 50°33′29″N 3°08′06″E / 50.5581°N 3.135°E / 50.5581; 3.135Coordinates: 50°33′29″N 3°08′06″E / 50.5581°N 3.135°E / 50.5581; 3.135
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonTempleuve
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Béatrice Mullier
Area
1
13.17 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
3,404
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59256 /59273
Elevation25–54 m (82–177 ft)
(avg. 34 m or 112 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Fretin is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is in the south of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.

Fretin junction[edit]

Fretin triangle flying junction

It contains the Fretin triangle, a high speed flying junction joining the HSL 1 railway line from Brussels to the LGV Nord from Paris to the Channel Tunnel.

Notable people[edit]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Fretin
The arms of Fretin are blazoned :

Bendy argent and azure. (Fretin, Saultain and Wannehain use the same arms.)



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References[edit]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.