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Halluin

Halluin
Mont d'Halluin district
Mont d'Halluin district
Halluin is located in France
Halluin
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Tourcoing-Nord
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Gustave Dassonville
Area1 12.56 km2 (4.85 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 20,780
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59279 / 59250

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.

Halluin (French pronunciation: ​; Dutch: Halewijn) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Transport 2
    • Rail 2.1
    • Road 2.2
  • Heraldry 3
  • Politics 4
  • Points of interest 5
  • Twin towns 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Geography

It is located at the north of the Lille Urban Community, on the Belgian border, contiguous with the Belgian town of Menen.

Transport

Rail

The line was formerly served by the Somain-Halluin Railway.

Road

The A22 autoroute links the town to Lille and Belgium.

Heraldry

Arms of Halluin
The arms of Halluin are blazoned :
Argent, 3 lions sable langued gules, armed and crowned Or.



Politics

An erstwhile bastion of the left, Halluin owes its nickname Halluin the Red to the powerful trade unions who used their influence to support communist mayors during the interbellum. However, since the 1990s Halluin has become gentrified, and in the 2007 and 2012 presidential elections the town backed Nicolas Sarkozy.

In 2014 mayoral elections, voters chose the right wing parties by a solid margin of 62% :
Gustave Dassonville (UMP) received 40% of the votes and Jean-Christophe Destailleur (Centre-right) received 22% of the votes.
Left wing parties with 38% of votes have been defeated, and Gustave Dassonville has been elected mayor of this town.[1]

Points of interest

Twin towns

Halluin is twinned with:

See also

References

  1. ^ 2014 Municipal election Halluin ( Newspaper Le Monde)
  • INSEE commune file
  • 2014 Municipal election Halluin ( Newspaper Le Monde)
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External links

  • Halluin official website (in French)
  • 100% Halluin (in French)
  • Halluin Tawhid Masjeed official website (in French)


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