La Bassée

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

La Bassée
The town hall in La Bassée

Coat of arms
Location of La Bassée
La Bassée
La Bassée
Coordinates: 50°32′03″N 2°48′29″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementLille
CantonAnnœullin
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Philippe Waymel
Area
1
3.54 km2 (1.37 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
6,476
  Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59051 /59480
Elevation21–31 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.

Population

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793 2,108    
1800 2,171+3.0%
1806 2,209+1.8%
1821 2,414+9.3%
1831 2,480+2.7%
1836 2,485+0.2%
1841 2,475−0.4%
1846 2,540+2.6%
1851 2,755+8.5%
1856 2,763+0.3%
1861 2,958+7.1%
1866 3,170+7.2%
1872 3,246+2.4%
1876 3,415+5.2%
1881 3,545+3.8%
1886 3,678+3.8%
1891 3,907+6.2%
1896 4,017+2.8%
1901 4,392+9.3%
1906 4,631+5.4%
1911 4,819+4.1%
1921 2,120−56.0%
1926 3,527+66.4%
1931 4,109+16.5%
1936 4,416+7.5%
1946 4,855+9.9%
1954 5,004+3.1%
1962 5,355+7.0%
1968 5,463+2.0%
1975 6,025+10.3%
1982 6,319+4.9%
1990 6,017−4.8%
1999 5,914−1.7%
2006 5,888−0.4%
2009 6,166+4.7%
2011 6,304+2.2%
2015 6,469+2.6%

Heraldry

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

Personalities

La Bassée was the birthplace of the painter and draftsman Louis-Léopold Boilly (17611845).[2]

Another native was Ignace François Broutin (c. 16901751), a colonial officer, surveyor, architect and engineer in Louisiana (New France).

René Féret French actor producer and director 1945-2015 https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0299677/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. Rose Georgina Kingsley (1899). A history of French art, 1100-1899. London: Longmans, Green. p. 378. OCLC 3677192. Retrieved 2 August 2011.


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