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Comines, Nord

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Coordinates: 50°45′42″N 3°00′31″E / 50.7616°N 3.0086°E / 50.7616; 3.0086Coordinates: 50°45′42″N 3°00′31″E / 50.7616°N 3.0086°E / 50.7616; 3.0086{{#coordinates:50.7616|3.0086|type:city(11952)_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> Lille</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Quesnoy-sur-Deûle</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Lille Métropole</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 (2006–2008) </th><td> Alain Detournay</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 16.02 km2 (6.19 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 11,952</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59152 / 59560</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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Comines (Dutch: Komen) is a commune of the Nord department in northern France.

Geography

The town of Comines sits on the Franco-Belgian border and is split into two parts: Comines (France) and Comines (Belgium), part of the municipality of Comines-Warneton.

Heraldry

Comines
Town hall and belfry
Town hall and belfry
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The arms of Comines are blazoned :
Argent, a key palewise sable between 5 cinqfoils gules 2,2,1.



Sights

The belfry of Comines is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Belfries of Belgium and France.

See also

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