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The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Roubaix
Coat of arms
Probitas et Industria
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Intercommunality European Metropolis of Lille
13.23 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
 • Density 7,246.1/km2 (18,767/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roubaisian (en)
Roubaisien(ne) (fr)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59512 /59100
Elevation 17–52 m (56–171 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 ft)
Website (in French)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Roubaix is a city in the Nord department, in the Hauts-de-France region, in north France About 94,000 live there and about 7,119 people per square kilometer. It is near the cities Lille and Tourcoing. There is a metro and tram line between Roubaix and these places. Roubaix is near 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.

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