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Erquinghem-Lys

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Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483Coordinates: 50°40′34″N 2°50′54″E / 50.6761°N 2.8483°E / 50.6761; 2.8483{{#coordinates:50.6761|2.8483|type:city(4495)_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> Armentières</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 (2008–2014) </th><td> Alain Bézirard</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 8.94 km2 (3.45 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 4,495</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59202 / 59193</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
(avg. Script error: No such module "convert".)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table> Erquinghem-Lys is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is part of the Urban Community of Lille Métropole.

Erquinghem-Lys has been twinned with Skipton, North Yorkshire, England since 24 October 2009.[1]

Heraldry

Erquinghem-Lys
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The arms of Erquinghem-Lys are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, overall a bend componey argent and gules.



See also

Erquinghem is one of a series of villages on the river Lys established by the Viking Rikiwulf in 880 AD at the time of the invasion led by Godfrid, Duke of Frisia: Racquinghem, Reclinghem, Rekkem and Rijkegem (the latter two now in West Flanders - Belgium).

References

  1. ^ Herald Reporter (2009-10-30). "Skipton Twins with Erquinghem-Lys". Craven Herald & Pioneer. 


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