Photographer's Note

A shop window of Lille.

Lille is a town in northern France, prefecture of the Nord department and chief town in region
Nord-Pas-de-Calais. Nicknamed the 'Capital of Flanders', Lille, with its 227,560 inhabitants in the last census of 2010, the main town alongside Roubaix, Tourcoing and Villeneuve d'Ascq, Lille Métropole Urban Community, which includes 85 municipalities intermunicipal and has about 1.2 million inhabitants. In the French part, the urban area of ​​Lille is the fourth largest in France by population, with 1,015,744 inhabitants at 1
January 2010, after Paris, Marseille and Lyon, and its urban area is the fifth of France with 1,158,306 inhabitants. More broadly, it belongs to a vast conurbation formed with the Belgian cities of Mouscron, Kortrijk, Tournai and Menin who gave birth in January
2008 first European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation, Eurometropole Lille Kortrijk Tournai, totaling more than 2.1 million inhabitants. With the cities of the former mining area of ​​Nord-Pas-de-Calais, she also participates in a metropolitan set of over 3.7 million inhabitants, called the metropolitan area of ​​Lille.

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