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Coat of arms of Houplines
Coat of arms
Houplines is located in France
Coordinates: 50°41′29″N 2°54′37″E / 50.6914°N 2.9103°E / 50.6914; 2.9103Coordinates: 50°41′29″N 2°54′37″E / 50.6914°N 2.9103°E / 50.6914; 2.9103
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Armentières
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jacques Deruyter
Area1 11.32 km2 (4.37 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 7,907
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59317 /59116
Elevation 12–20 m (39–66 ft)
(avg. 14 m or 46 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.

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

It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.

Adjoining the communal (village) cemetery is the Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, a Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintained cemetery containing the graves of 466 identified casualties, 465 of them Commonwealth servicemen who lost their lives in the area around the village during the First World War.

Houplines maintains a partnership arrangement with the German community of Kirchhundem.


Arms of Houplines
The arms of Houplines are blazoned :

Sable, a chief argent. (Ennetières-en-Weppes, Houplines and Sailly-lez-Lannoy use the same arms.)

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