Wattrelos

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Wattrelos
Commune
Eglise Saint-Maclou de Wattrelos.JPG
Coat of arms of Wattrelos
Coat of arms
Wattrelos is located in France
Wattrelos
Wattrelos
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Wattrelos is located in Hauts-de-France
Wattrelos
Wattrelos
Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217Coordinates: 50°42′00″N 3°13′01″E / 50.700°N 3.217°E / 50.700; 3.217
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Roubaix-2
Intercommunality Métropole Européenne de Lille
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Dominique Baert
Area1 13.44 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 41,337
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59650 /59150

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.

Wattrelos (French pronunciation: ​[wa.tʁə.lo]; archaic Dutch: Waterlos) is a commune in the Northern department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France. It is located on the border with Belgium, northeast of the city of Lille. It the fifth-largest component of the metropolitan Urban Community of Lille Métropole. Wattrelos borders the communes of Roubaix, Tourcoing and Leers in France and the communes of Moeskroen and Steenput in Belgium.

Population history[edit]

Historical population of Wattrelos
(Source: 1793-1990:,[1] 1999-2010:[2])
Year1793180018061821183118361841184618511856
Population35903214396949016791730078648736943210360
Year186118661872187618811886189118961901
Population123151311314682153251572517118197702273125884
Year190619111921192619311936194619541962
Population275032908927733290323064731084287963199341319
Year196819751982199019992010
Population437544544044626436754271941541

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wattrelos
The arms of Wattrelos are blazoned :
Azure, a lion barry argent and gules, armed, langued and crowned Or.



Twin towns[edit]

Wattrelos is twinned with:[citation needed]

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