The church in Mons-en-Barœul
|Intercommunality||Métropole Européenne de Lille|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Rudy Elegeest|
|2.88 km2 (1.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||22–47 m (72–154 ft) |
(avg. 31 m or 102 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
It is a suburb of the city of Lille, and is adjacent to it on the northeast. The name Mons-en-Barœul means mount in the Barœul, the city is built on a slight hill; the Barœul was a former territory (see also Marcq-en-Barœul). Before the sixteenth century, little is known of this county, which was only rural. Plans of the eighteenth century show Mons-en-Barœul as a small village without a church, with farms scattered along the high road from Lille to Roubaix. It is a former dependency of Fives, a district which is now part of Lille.
|The arms of Mons-en-Barœul are blazoned :|
- Michel Butor was born in Mons-en-Barœul.
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