Wasquehal

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Wasquehal
Église Saint Clément
Église Saint Clément
Coat of arms of Wasquehal
Coat of arms
Location of Wasquehal
Wasquehal is located in France
Wasquehal
Wasquehal
Wasquehal is located in Hauts-de-France
Wasquehal
Wasquehal
Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonCroix
IntercommunalityLille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphanie Ducret
Area
1
6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
20,983
 • Density3,100/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59646 /59290
Elevation18–47 m (59–154 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Wasquehal (traditional pronunciation [wakal]; currently common pronunciation [waskal]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The town originally had a Flemish name; it was written as Waskenhal in the 11th century.

Geography[edit]

Wasquehal has an area of 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi) and a population density of 2,702.8/km².

Héraldique[edit]

Arms of Wasquehal
Blason Wasquehal.png
The arms of Wasquehal are blazoned :
Chequy argent and gules, each argent piece charged with an ermine spot sable. or, more simply, Chequy ermine and gules.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
200618,936—    
200718,989+0.3%
200819,026+0.2%
200919,187+0.8%
201020,046+4.5%
201119,998−0.2%
201220,536+2.7%
201320,990+2.2%
201421,343+1.7%
201520,963−1.8%
201620,722−1.1%

Sport[edit]

Wasquehal hosted the finish of stage 4 of the 1989 Tour de France, won by Jelle Nijdam, and the finish of stage 5 the 1992 Tour de France, won by Guido Bontempi. The third stage of the 2004 Tour de France also finished in Wasquehal. Jean-Patrick Nazon won the mass sprint ahead of Erik Zabel and Robbie McEwen. Wasquehal also hosted the start of stage 7 of the 1988 Tour de France, and the start of stage 3 of the 1996 Tour de France.

Sister city[edit]

Wasquehal is twinned with Beyne-Heusay (Belgium)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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