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La Bassée

La Bassée
La Bassée is located in France
La Bassée
La Bassée
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton La Bassée
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Philippe Waymel
Area1 3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 6,166
 • Density 1,700/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59051 / 59480
Elevation 21–31 m (69–102 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 ft)

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.

La Bassée is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.



Arms of La Bassée
The arms of La Bassée are blazoned :
Gules, a demi fleur de lys issuant from the center line argent.


La Bassée was the birthplace of the painter and draftsman Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761 –1845).[1]

See also


  1. ^ Rose Georgina Kingsley (1899). A history of French art, 1100-1899. London: Longmans, Green. p. 378.  
  • INSEE commune file
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