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Coordinates: 50°07′29″N 3°41′22″E / 50.1248°N 3.6895°E / 50.1248; 3.6895Coordinates: 50°07′29″N 3°41′22″E / 50.1248°N 3.6895°E / 50.1248; 3.6895{{#coordinates:50.1248|3.6895|type:city(3858)_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> Avesnes-sur-Helpe</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Landrecies</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays de Mormal et Maroilles</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 (2001–2008) </th><td> Bernard Delva</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 21.70 km2 (8.38 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 3,858</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 180/km2 (460/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59331 / 59550</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 class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Website</th><td> http://www.landrecies.fr</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>

Landrecies is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is the site of a skirmish between the British I Corps under Douglas Haig and the German First Army on 25 August 1914.

Heraldry

Landrecies
The town hall
The town hall
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The arms of Landrecies are blazoned :
Azure, a triple towered castle open Or, on a base 3 medals on the colours of their respective ribbons 1: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918; 2: a Légion d'honneur; and 3: a Croix de Guerre 1939-1945



People

Landrecies is the hometown of former Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc.

It is the birthplace of Joseph Francois Dupleix, well known as the conqueror of India for the King Louix IV, king of France.

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