Wambrechies

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Wambrechies
The town hall in Wambrechies
The town hall in Wambrechies
Coat of arms of Wambrechies
Coat of arms
Location of Wambrechies
Wambrechies is located in France
Wambrechies
Wambrechies
Wambrechies is located in Hauts-de-France
Wambrechies
Wambrechies
Coordinates: 50°41′10″N 3°02′58″E / 50.6861°N 3.0494°E / 50.6861; 3.0494Coordinates: 50°41′10″N 3°02′58″E / 50.6861°N 3.0494°E / 50.6861; 3.0494
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonLille-1
IntercommunalityLille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Janssens
Area
1
16 km2 (6 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
10,626
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59636 /59118
Elevation13–26 m (43–85 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wambrechies (Dutch: Wemmersijs) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It has a population of around 8500 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Wambrechies is situated to the north of Lille, it is bordered by the neighbouring communes of Marquette-lez-Lille (to the southeast), Saint André-lez-Lille (to the south), Quesnoy-sur-Deûle (to the northwest) and Bondues (to the northeast). The Deûle canal runs from north to south through the town.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wambrechies
The arms of Wambrechies are blazoned :

Or, a cross engrailed gules. (Artres, Bettrechies, Cerfontaine, Denain, Eth, Lesquin, Obies, Quérénaing, Semousies, Wambrechies and Warlaing use the same arms.)



Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20059,414—    
20069,841+4.5%
20079,875+0.3%
20089,828−0.5%
20099,786−0.4%
20109,745−0.4%
20119,705−0.4%
20129,665−0.4%
20139,854+2.0%
201410,008+1.6%
201510,162+1.5%
201610,539+3.7%

Twin towns[edit]

Kempen, Germany since 1972.

See also[edit]

References[edit]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.