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Bailleul, Nord

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Coordinates: 50°44′21″N 2°44′00″E / 50.7392°N 2.7333°E / 50.7392; 2.7333Coordinates: 50°44′21″N 2°44′00″E / 50.7392°N 2.7333°E / 50.7392; 2.7333{{#coordinates:50.7392|2.7333|type:city(13989)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Dunkerque</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Bailleul-Nord-Est and Bailleul-Sud-Ouest</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Monts de Flandres - Plaine de la Lys</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Michel Giloen</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 43.42 km2 (16.76 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 13,989</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 320/km2 (830/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59043 / 59270</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Location of Bailleul in the arrondissement of Dunkirk

Bailleul (Belle in Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is located in French Flanders near Lille.

Population

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Market place and belfry of Bailleul
Market place and belfry of Bailleul
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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 11,576—    
1800 8,944−22.7%
1806 9,222+3.1%
1821 9,475+2.7%
1831 9,823+3.7%
1836 9,911+0.9%
1841 9,923+0.1%
1846 10,141+2.2%
1851 10,078−0.6%
1856 10,108+0.3%
1861 10,102−0.1%
1866 12,896+27.7%
1872 12,828−0.5%
1876 12,968+1.1%
1881 12,712−2.0%
1886 13,335+4.9%
1891 13,276−0.4%
1896 13,449+1.3%
1901 13,530+0.6%
1906 13,573+0.3%
1911 13,251−2.4%
1921 6,651−49.8%
1926 8,545+28.5%
1931 9,691+13.4%
1936 10,928+12.8%
1946 11,352+3.9%
1954 11,964+5.4%
1962 12,583+5.2%
1968 13,077+3.9%
1975 13,474+3.0%
1982 13,400−0.5%
1990 13,847+3.3%
1999 14,136+2.1%
2006 13,616−3.7%
2009 13,989+2.7%

Heraldry

The arms of Bailleul are blazoned :
Gules, a cross vair.'



Media

Bailleul is the birthplace of French filmmaker Bruno Dumont and served as the setting for his first two feature films. This area is also a setting in the Timothy Findley book The Wars.

Carnival

The inhabitants of Bailleul celebrate carnival with five days of processions and other festivities. The carnival has taken place since 1853, when the Philanthropic Company of Bailleul was founded. During the event, a search takes place for the needy ones of the city. The Gargantua Giant chairs the festivities, seated on his float and accompanied by his kitchen boys.

At the end of Shrove Tuesday, after the final procession of around 50 floats, with local groups, brass bands and plenty of confetti, Doctor Francisco Piccolissimo tries to cure the excesses of some inhabitants in an unconventional way in front of the town hall, and the festival continues late into the night in the town's cafés and bars.

Points of interest

Railways

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International relations

Twin towns – Sister cities

Bailleul is twinned with:

Personalities

See also

References


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