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Roubaix is a city in northern France, in the Nord département and the Hauts-de-France region with a population of about 94,000 and about 7,119 people per square kilometer. It is near the city of Lille and Tourcoing and there is a metro and tram line between Roubaix and these places, which are all close to the Belgian border. The city is well known for its cycling race Paris-Roubaix which is over 259.5 km and includes almost 50 km of cobblestone sections.

Roubaix
The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Roubaix
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Probitas et Industria
Roubaix is located in France
Roubaix
Roubaix
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Roubaix is located in Hauts-de-France
Roubaix
Roubaix
Coordinates: 50°41′24″N 3°10′54″E / 50.6901°N 3.18167°E / 50.6901; 3.18167Coordinates: 50°41′24″N 3°10′54″E / 50.6901°N 3.18167°E / 50.6901; 3.18167
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
IntercommunalityEuropean Metropolis of Lille
Cantons2 (Roubaix-1, Roubaix-2)
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guillaume Delbar
Area
1
13.23 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)2
95,866
 • Density7,200/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Roubaisian (en)
Roubaisien(ne) (fr)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2))
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59512 /59100
Elevation17–52 m (56–171 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 ft)
Websitewww.ville-roubaix.fr (French)
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.

Twin townsEdit

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