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Eglise Saint-Pierre à Mons-en-Baroeul.JPG
Coat of arms of Mons-en-Barœul
Coat of arms
Mons-en-Barœul is located in France
Coordinates: 50°37′59″N 3°07′01″E / 50.633°N 3.117°E / 50.633; 3.117Coordinates: 50°37′59″N 3°07′01″E / 50.633°N 3.117°E / 50.633; 3.117
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Lille-3
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Rudy Elegeest
Area1 2.88 km2 (1.11 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 22,360
 • Density 7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59410 /59370
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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Mons-en-Barœul is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

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.


Arms of Mons-en-Barœul
The arms of Mons-en-Barœul are blazoned :

Or, a bend sable. (Flesquières, Gonnelieu, Mons-en-Barœul and Viesly use the same arms.)


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