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Lesquin

Lesquin
Lesquin is located in France
Lesquin
Lesquin
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Seclin-Nord
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Dany Wattebled
Area1 8.41 km2 (3.25 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 6,010
 • Density 710/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59343 / 59810
Elevation 35–58 m (115–190 ft)

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.

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

Contents

  • Heraldry 1
  • Economy 2
  • Sport 3
  • Airport 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Heraldry

Arms of Lesquin
The arms of Lesquin are blazoned :

Or, a cross engrailed gules. (Artres, Bettrechies, Cerfontaine, Denain, Eth, Lesquin, Obies, Quérénaing, Semousies, Wambrechies and Warlaing use the same arms.)



Economy

When Flandre Air existed, it had its head office at Lille Airport and in Lesquin.[1] On 30 March 2001 Flandre, Proteus Airlines, and Regional Airlines merged into Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne.[2]

Sport

Lesquin is the home of Championnat de France Amateurs club, US Lesquin.

Airport

Lille Airport is located in Lesquin.

See also

References

  1. ^ "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 26 March-1 April 1997. "44.
  2. ^ "History." Régional Compagnie Aérienne Européenne. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  • INSEE commune file
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