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A street in Lille

Lille is a city in the north of France. Lille has about 226,800 inhabitants. It is the capital of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais. About two million people live in the urban area (conurbation) shared with Kortrijk and Tournai.

Lille has an oceanic climate (Cfb in the Koeppen climate classification). It is on the border with Belgium.

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The Old Stock Exchange and the belfry of the Trade Chamber


Sister cities

Lille is twinned with:

  • Spain Valladolid, Spain, since 1987
  • Israel Safed, Israel, since 1988
  • United States Buffalo, United States, since 1988
  • Germany Erfurt, Germany, since 1989
  • Palestinian National Authority Nablus, Palestinian National Authority, since 1998
  • Morocco Oujda, Morocco, since 2005
  • Israel Haïfa, Israel, since 2008
  • Poland Wrocław, Poland, since 2009

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