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Valenciennes

Valenciennes
The town hall
Administration
Full nameValenciennes
CountryFrance
RegionNord-Pas-de-Calais
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
Canton3 cantons
IntercommunalityValenciennes Métropole
MayorDominique Riquet (PR) (2008 - 2014)
Statistics
Elevation137.8 ft (42 m)
Highest Elevation183.7 ft (56 m)
Lowest Elevation55.8 ft (17 m)
Land Area5.3 sq mi (13.84 km2)
Total Population41278 (1999)
- Density7724.7/sq mi (2982.5/km2)
Postal code59300
INSEE59606

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Valenciennes (-frvalɑ̃sjɛn; Dutch: Valencijn, Latin: Valentianae) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It lies on the Scheldt ( ) river. Although the city and region had seen a steady decline between 1975 and 1990, it has since rebounded. The 1999 census recorded that the population of the commune of Valenciennes was 41,278, and that of the metropolitan area was 399,677.


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