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Église Saint Clément
Église Saint Clément
Coat of arms of Wasquehal
Coat of arms
Wasquehal is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Croix
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Stéphanie Ducret
Area1 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 21,343
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59646 /59290
Elevation 18–47 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.

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

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.

The third stage of the 2004 Tour de France finished in Wasquehal. Jean-Patrick Nazon won the mass sprint ahead of Erik Zabel and Robbie McEwen.


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


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.


Historical population of Wasquehal
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 13634 14274 16391 16275 17986 18541 18936
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

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Wasquehal is twinned with Beyne-Heusay (Belgium)

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