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Wasquehal

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Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308Coordinates: 50°40′10″N 3°07′51″E / 50.6694°N 3.1308°E / 50.6694; 3.1308{{#coordinates:50.6694|3.1308|type:city(18541)_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> Roubaix-Ouest</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> Gérard Vignoble (NC)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 6.86 km2 (2.65 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 18,541</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59646 / 59290</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> 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>

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

The town originally had a Flemish name; it was written as Waskenhal in the 11th century.

The third stage of the 2004 Tour de France finished in Wasquehal. Jean-Patrick Nazon won the mass sprint ahead of Erik Zabel and Robbie McEwen.

Geography

Wasquehal has an area of Script error: No such module "convert". and a population density of 2,702.8/km².

Heraldry

Wasquehal
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The arms of Wasquehal are blazoned :
Chequy argent and gules, each argent piece charged with an ermine spot sable. or, more simply, Chequy ermine and gules.



Demography

Historical population of Wasquehal
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population13634142741639116275179861854118936
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Sister city

Wasquehal is twinned with Beyne-Heusay (Belgium)

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