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Leers rue eglise.jpg
Coat of arms of Leers
Coat of arms
Leers is located in France
Coordinates: 50°40′57″N 3°14′41″E / 50.6825°N 3.2447°E / 50.6825; 3.2447Coordinates: 50°40′57″N 3°14′41″E / 50.6825°N 3.2447°E / 50.6825; 3.2447
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Roubaix-2
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Claude Van Belle
Area1 5.4 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 9,651
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59339 /59115
Elevation 16–37 m (52–121 ft)
(avg. 37 m or 121 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.

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

It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole, and is about 15 km (9.3 mi) northeast of Lille.


Arms of Leers
The arms of Leers are blazoned :

Sable, 4 keys argent. (Leers and Saint-Pierre-Brouck use the same arms.)

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