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Fretin.- l'église Église Saint-Martin au fil des Voyettes.JPG
Coat of arms of Fretin
Coat of arms
Fretin is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Pont-à-Marcq
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Béatrice Mullier
Area1 13.17 km2 (5.08 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,997
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59256 /59273
Elevation 25–54 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

It is part 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]


Arms of Fretin
The arms of Fretin are blazoned :

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

See also[edit]