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The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Landrecies
Coat of arms
Landrecies is located in France
Coordinates: 50°07′29″N 3°41′22″E / 50.1248°N 3.6895°E / 50.1248; 3.6895Coordinates: 50°07′29″N 3°41′22″E / 50.1248°N 3.6895°E / 50.1248; 3.6895
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Landrecies
Intercommunality Pays de Mormal et Maroilles
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Delva
Area1 21.70 km2 (8.38 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,858
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59331 / 59550
Elevation 110–179 m (361–587 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 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.

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

It is the site of a skirmish between the British I Corps under Douglas Haig and the German First Army on 25 August 1914.


Arms of Landrecies
The arms of Landrecies are blazoned :
Azure, a triple towered castle open Or, on a base 3 medals on the colours of their respective ribbons 1: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918; 2: a Légion d'honneur; and 3: a Croix de Guerre 1939-1945


Landrecies is the hometown of former Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc.

It is the birthplace of Joseph Francois Dupleix, well known as the conqueror of India for the King Louix XIV, king of France.

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