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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Landrecies
Commune
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Landrecies

Coat of arms
Landrecies is located in France
Landrecies
Landrecies
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Landrecies is located in Hauts-de-France
Landrecies
Landrecies
Coordinates: 50°07′29″N 3°41′22″E / 50.1248°N 3.6895°E / 50.1248; 3.6895
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Intercommunality Pays de Mormal et Maroilles
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bernard Delva
Area1 21.70 km2 (8.38 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 3,858
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Landreciens
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59331 /59550
Elevation 110–179 m (361–587 ft)
(avg. 130 m or 430 ft)
Website http://www.landrecies.fr

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.

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

History

In 1543, Landrecies was besieged by English and Imperial forces, who were repulsed by the French defenders. In 1794, it was besieged by Dutch forces, who captured it. It was the site of a skirmish between the British I Corps under Douglas Haig and the German First Army on 25 August 1914.

Heraldry

The arms of Landrecies are blazoned :
Azure, a triple towered castle open Or, on a base 3 medals on the colours of their respective ribbons 1: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918; 2: a Légion d'honneur; and 3: a Croix de Guerre 1939-1945



People

Landrecies is the hometown of former Tour de France director Jean-Marie Leblanc.

It is the birthplace of Joseph François Dupleix, known as the conqueror of India for Louis XIV, king of France.

See also

References

This page was last edited on 5 December 2017, at 15:45
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