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For ither uises, see Lille (disambiguation).

Lille (French pronunciation: [lil] ( listen); Dutch: Rijsel) is a ceety in northren Fraunce (French Flanders). It is the principal ceety o the European Metropolis o Lille, the fowert-lairgest metropolitan aurie in the kintra ahint those o Paris, Lyon an Marseille. Lille is situatit on the Deûle River, near Fraunce's border wi Belgium. It is the caipital o the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region an the prefectur o the Nord depairtment.

Lille city centre.
Lille city centre.
Coat o airms o Lille
Coat o airms
Lille is locatit in Fraunce
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Lille is locatit in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°38′14″N 3°03′48″E / 50.6372°N 3.0633°E / 50.6372; 3.0633Coordinates: 50°38′14″N 3°03′48″E / 50.6372°N 3.0633°E / 50.6372; 3.0633
Kintra Fraunce
Region Hauts-de-France
Depairtment Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Intercommunality European Metropolis o Lille
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Martine Aubry (PS)
Area1 34.8 km2 (13.4 sq mi)
 • Urban (2009) 442.5 km2 (170.9 sq mi)
 • Metro (2007) 7,200 km2 (2,800 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 226,827
 • Rank 10t in Fraunce
 • Density 6,500/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
 • Urban (2009[1]) 1,015,744
 • Urban density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
 • Metro (2007[2]) 3,800,000
 • Metro density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (GMT +1) (UTC+1)
 • Simmer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59350 /59000, 59800

1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

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