La Madeleine, Nord

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La Madeleine
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of La Madeleine
Coat of arms
La Madeleine is located in France
La Madeleine
La Madeleine
Location within Hauts-de-France region
La Madeleine is located in Hauts-de-France
La Madeleine
La Madeleine
Coordinates: 50°39′21″N 3°04′16″E / 50.6558°N 3.071°E / 50.6558; 3.071Coordinates: 50°39′21″N 3°04′16″E / 50.6558°N 3.071°E / 50.6558; 3.071
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lille-1
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Sébastien Leprêtre
Area1 2.84 km2 (1.10 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 22,399
 • Density 7,900/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59368 /59110
Elevation 16–38 m (52–125 ft)
(avg. 40 m or 130 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.

La Madeleine is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is a suburb of the city of Lille, bordering it on its north side.


Arms of La Madeleine
The arms of La Madeleine are blazoned :

Sable, an eagle argent, beaked and membered Or. (La Madeleine and Pont-à-Marcq use the same arms.)


In 1944, Pierre Marchant and Lucien Olivier, two members of the French resistance from La Madeleine, were killed near Hill 60 (Ypres) by Germans.


Schools in the commune:

  • Public preschools (écoles maternelles): Anne Frank, Courbet, d'Hallendre, du Moulin - Alphonse Daudet, and Gaston Leclercq[1]
  • Public elementary schools: Victor Hugo, Louise de Bettignies, Kléber, and Edmond Rostand[1]
  • Private preschools and elementary schools: Institution Jeanne d’Arc and Ecole Sainte-Geneviève[1]
  • One public junior high school, Collège Flandre[2]
  • One private junior high school, Collège privé Saint-Jean[2]
  • One public senior high school, Lycée Valentine Labbé[2]

The École Japonaise du Nord-Pas-de-Calais (ノール=パ・ド・カレー日本人学校 Nōsu Pa do Karē Nihonjin Gakkō), a part-time Japanese supplementary school, is held in La Madeleine.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Maternelles et élémentaires ." La Madeleine, Nord. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Etablissements secondaires ." La Madeleine, Nord. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "欧州の補習授業校一覧(平成25年4月15日現在)" (Archive). Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Retrieved on May 10, 2014. "Ecole Japonaise du Nord-Pas de Calais 116,45 Rue du Maréchal Foch, 59110 La Madeleine FRANCE"

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