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Lille's belfry and Vieille Bourse from the Place du Général de Gaulle, also known as Grand'Place
Full nameLille
IntercommunalityLille Métropole
MayorMartine Aubry (PS) (2008 2014)
Land Area15.3 sq mi (39.51 km2)
Total Population226014 (10th in France) (2006)
- Density14815.8/sq mi (5720.4/km2)
Urban Area173.7 sq mi (450 km2)
-- Population1000900 (1999)
Metro Area376.4 sq mi (975 km2)
Time zoneCET (GMT +1)
Postal code59000, 59800

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Lille (-frlil-Fr-Paris--Lille is a city in northern France (French Flanders). It is the principal city of the Lille Métropole, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country behind those of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. Lille is situated on the Deûle River, near France's border with Belgium. It is the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department.

The city of Lille, which annexed Lomme on 27 February 2000, had a population of 226,014 at the 2006 census. Meanwhile, the Lille Métropole, which also includes Roubaix, Tourcoing and numerous suburban communities, had a population of 1,091,438. The eurodistrict of Lille-Kortrijk, which also includes the areas of the Belgian cities of Kortrijk, Tournai, Mouscron and Ypres, had 1,905,000 residents.

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