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Motto: Probitas et Industria

Hôtel de ville (3).JPG
The city hall
Coat of arms of Roubaix
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Intercommunality European Metropolis of Lille
Cantons 2 (Roubaix-1, Roubaix-2)
Mayor Guillaume Delbar
Elevation 17–52 m (56–171 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 ft*)
Land area1 13.23 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
Population2 95,866  (2013)
 - Density 7,246/km2 (18,770/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59512/ 59100
Website (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.

Coordinates: 50°41′24″N 3°10′54″E / 50.6901°N 3.18167°E / 50.6901; 3.18167

Roubaix is a city in the north France, in the Nord département and the Hauts-de-France region. It is near the city of Lille and is close to the Belgian border. There are about 94,000 people (2011). There are about 7,119 people per square kilometer.

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.

Twin towns

Roubaix is twinned with:

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