Place:Nord, France

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NameNord
TypeDépartement
Coordinates50.5°N 3.5°E
Located inFrance
Also located inNord-Pas-de-Calais, France    
Contained Places
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Faubourg
Herzeaux
Houplin Lez Seclin
Arrondissement
Douai
Dunkerque
Commune
Anneux
Anor
Anzin
Armentières
Avelin
Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Bailleul
Bavay
Bergues
Bondues
Bouchain
Bousbecque
Bouvines
Bray-Dunes
Cambrai
Camphin-en-Pévèle
Cassel
Cerfontaine
Doignies
Dunkirk ( 700 - )
Estaires
Eth
Grande-Synthe
Gravelines
Guesnain
Halluin
Hazebrouck
Landrecies
Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Leers
Lezennes
Lille ( 1030 - )
Loos
Lécluse
Méteren
Nieppe
Ohain
Ramillies
Ronchin
Roubaix
Rubrouck
Saint-Amand-les-Eaux
Sin-le-Noble
Templemars
Tourcoing
Valenciennes ( 693 - )
Vieux-Condé
Villeneuve d'Ascq
Watten
Wattignies
Wattrelos
Wavrechain-sous-Faulx
Wicres
General region
Cambrésis
Ostrevent
Inhabited place
Abscon
Anchin
Aniche
Annappes
Arleux
Aulnoye-Aymeries
Avesnelles
Avesnes-lès-Aubert
Baives
Bassée
Bercu
Berlaimont
Bertry
Bettignies
Bourbourg
Boussois
Bruay-sur-l'Escaut
Busigny
Carnières
Cateau
Caudry
Chéreng
Clary
Comines
Condé-sur-l'Escaut
Coudekerque-Branche
Cousolre
Crespin
Croix
Crèvecoeur-sur-l'Escaut
Cysoing
Denain ( 1000 - )
Douchy-les-Mines
Déchy
Englefontaine
Epéhy
Escaudain
Faches-Thumesnil
Feignies
Ferrière-la-Grand
Ferrière-la-Petite
Flines-les-Râches
Fourmies
Fresnes-sur-Escaut
Fretin
Grand Fort Philippe
Groise
Haspres
Haubourdin
Hautmont
Hondschoote
Honnecourt-sur-l'Escaut
Houplines
Iwuy
Jeumont
La Gorgue
La Madeleine
Lambersart
Lesquin
Liessies
Ligny-en-Cambrésis
Lomme
Lourches
Louvroil
Malo-les-Bains
Malplaquet ( 1700 - 1850 )
Marchiennes
Marcoing
Marcq-en-Baroeul
Marly
Marpent
Masnières
Maubeuge
Maulde
Merville
Noyelles-lès-Seclin
Onnaing
Oost-Cappel
Orchies
Ostricourt
Pecquencourt
Petit-Fort-Philippe
Phalempin
Pont-à-Marcq
Quesnoy
Quesnoy-sur-Deûle
Quiévy
Raismes
Roncq
Rosendaël
Rousies
Rouvignies
Sainghin-en-Weppes
Sains-du-Nord
Saint-Momelin
Saint-Pol
Saint-Vaast-en-Cambrésis
Seclin
Solesmes
Solre-le-Château
Somain
Steenvoorde
Templeuve
Thiant
Villers-Outreaux
Walincourt
Wallers
Wasquehal
Wavrin
Waziers
Wignehies
Wormhoudt
Unknown
Abancourt
Aibes
Aix
Allennes-les-Marais
Amfroipret
Anhiers
Annoeullin
Anstaing
Arleux (canton)
Armbouts-Cappel
Arnèke
Artres
Ascq
Assevent
Attiches
Aubencheul-au-Bac
Auberchicourt
Aubers
Aubigny-au-Bac
Aubry-du-Hainaut
Auby
Auchy-lez-Orchies
Audencourt
Audignies
Aulnoy
Avesnes-le-Sec
Awoingt
Bachant
Bachy
Bailleul (canton)
Baisieux
Bambecque
Banteux
Bantigny
Bantouzelle
Bas-Lieu
Bauvin
Bavinchove
Bazuel
Beaucamps-Ligny
Beaudignies
Beaufort
Beaumont-en-Cambrésis
Beaurain
Beaurepaire-sur-Sambre
Beaurieux
Beauvois-en-Cambrésis
Bellaing
Bellignies
Bermerain
Bermeries
Bersillies
Bersée
Berthen
Bettrechies
Beugnies
Beuvrages
Beuvry-Nord
Bierne
Bissezeele
Blaringhem
Blécourt
Boeschepe
Boesegehem
Bois-Grenier
Bollezeele
Borre
Boulogne-sur-Helpe
Bourghelles
Boursies
Bousies
Bousignies
Bousignies-sur-Roc
Boussières-en-Cambrésis
Boussières-sur-Sambre
Bouvignies
Briastre
Brillon
Brouckerque
Broxeele
Bruille-Saint-Amand
Bruille-lez-Marchiennes
Brunemont
Bry
Bugnicourt
Buysscheure
Bérelles
Béthencourt
Bévillers
Cagnoncles
Camphin-en-Carembault
Cantaing-sur-Escaut
Cantin
Capelle
Capinghem
Cappelle-Brouck
Cappelle-en-Pévèle
Cappelle-la-Grande
Carnin
Cartignies
Catillon-sur-Sambre
Cattenières
Caullery
Cauroir
Caëstre
Chemy
Choisies
Château-l'Abbaye
Clairfayts
Cobrieux
Colleret
Coudekerque
Courchelettes
Coutiches
Craywick
Crochte
Croix-Caluyau
Cuincy
Curgies
Cuvillers
Damousies
Dehéries
Deûlémont
Dimechaux
Dimont
Dompierre-sur-Helpe
Dourlers
Drincham
Ebblinghem
Ecaillon
Eccles
Eclaibes
Ecuelin
Eecke
Elesmes
Elincourt
Emerchicourt
Emmerin
Englos
Ennetières-en-Weppes
Ennevelin
Eppe-Sauvage
Erchin
Eringhem
Erquinghem-Lys
Erquinghem-le-Sec
Erre
Escarmain
Escaudoeuvres
Escautpont
Escobecques
Esnes
Esquelbecq
Esquerchin
Estourmel
Estreux
Estrées
Eswars
Etroeungt
Etrun
Famars
Faumont
Felleries
Fenain
Ferrière-la-Grande
Fives
Flaumont-Waudrechies
Flers-en-Escrebieux
Flers-lez-Lille
Flesquières
Flines-lez-Râches
Flines-lès-Mortagne
Floursies
Floyon
Flêtre
Fontaine-Notre-Dame
Fontaine-au-Bois
Fontaine-au-Pire
Forest-en-Cambrésis
Forest-sur-Marque
Fort-Mardyck
Fort-de-la-Scarpe
Fournes-en-Weppes
Frasnoy
Frelinghien
Fressain
Fressies
Froidmont
Fromelles
Féchain
Férin
Féron
Genech
Ghissignies
Ghyvelde
Glageon
Godewaersvelde
Goeulzin
Gognies-Chaussée
Gommegnies
Gondecourt
Gonnelieu
Gouzeaucourt
Grand-Fayt
Gruson
Gussignies
Hallennes-les-Haubourdin
Hamage
Hamel
Hantay
Hardifort
Hargnies
Hasnon
Haucourt-en-Cambrésis
Haulchin
Haussy
Haut-Lieu
Haveluy
Haverskerque
Haynecourt
Hecq
Helesmes
Hellemmes-Lille
Hem
Hem-Lenglet
Herbignies
Hergnies
Herlies
Herrin
Herzeele
Hestrud
Holque
Hon-Hergies
Hondeghem
Honnechy
Hordain
Hornaing
Houdain-les-Bavay
Houplin-Ancoisne
Houtkerque
Hoymille
Hérin
Illies
Inchy
Jenlain
Jeu-de-Mail
Jolimetz
Killem
La Bassée
La Chapelle-d'Armentières
La Flamengrie
La Groise
La Longueville
La Motte-au-Bois
La Neuville
Lallaing
Lambres-lez-Douai
Landas
Lannoy
Larouillies
Lauwin-Planque
Le Cateau
Le Doulieu
Le Favril
Le Maisnil
Le Quesnoy
Lecelles
Lederzeele
Ledringhem
Leffrinckoucke
Les Moëres
Lesdain
Leval
Lewarde
Lieu-Saint-Amand
Limont-Fontaine
Linselles
Locquignol
Loffre
Lompret
Looberghe
Loon-Plage
Louvignies-Quesnoy
Louvil
Lynde
Lys-lez-Lannoy
Lès Fontaine
Maing
Mairieux
Malincourt
Marbaix
Marcq-en-Ostrevent
Mardyck
Maresches
Maretz
Maroilles
Marquette-en-Ostrevent
Marquette-lez-Lille
Marquillies
Masny
Mastaing
Maulde-sur-Escaut
Maurois
Mazinghien
Mecquignies
Merckeghem
Merris
Millam
Millonfosse
Moeuvres
Monceau-Saint-Waast
Monchaux-sur-Ecaillon
Moncheaux
Monchecourt
Mons-en-Baroeul
Mons-en-Pévèle
Montay
Montigny-en-Cambrésis
Montigny-en-Ostrevent
Montrécourt
Morbecque
Morenchies
Mortagne-du-Nord
Mouchin
Moustier-en-Fagne
Mouvaux
Mérignies
Naves
Neuf-Berquin
Neuf-Mesnil
Neuville-Saint-Rémy
Neuville-en-Avesnois
Neuville-en-Ferrain
Neuville-sur-Escaut
Neuvilly
Niergnies
Nieurlet
Nivelles
Nomain
Noordpeene
Noyelles-sur-Escaut
Noyelles-sur-Sambre
Noyelles-sur-Selle
Obies
Obrechies
Ochtezeele
Odomez
Offies
Oisy
Ors
Orsinval
Ostergnies
Oudezeele
Oxelaëre
Paillencourt
Petit-Fayt
Petite-Forêt
Petite-Synthe
Pitgam
Poix-du-Nord
Pommereuil
Pont-sur-Sambre
Potelle
Pradelles
Preux-au-Bois
Preux-au-Sart
Prisches
Prouvy
Proville
Provin
Prémesques
Préseau
Pérenchies
Péronne-en-Mélantois
Quarouble
Quaëdypre
Querenaing
Quiévelon
Quiévrechain
Radinghem-en-Weppes
Raillencourt
Raimbeaucourt
Rainsart
Ramousies
Raucourt-au-Bois
Recquignies
Renescure
Reumont
Rexpoëde
Ribécourt-la-Tour
Rieulay
Rieux-en-Cambrésis
Robersart
Rocq
Rodignies
Roeulx
Rombies-et-Marchipont
Romeries
Roost-Warendin
Rosult
Roucourt
Rouillon
Ruesnes
Rumegies
Rumilly-en-Cambrésis
Râches
Sailly-les-Cambrai
Sailly-les-Lannoy
Sailly-lez-Lannoy
Sainghin-en-Mélantois
Saint-André
Saint-Aubert
Saint-Aubin
Saint-Aybert
Saint-Benin
Saint-Georges-sur-l'Aa
Saint-Hilaire-lez-Cambrai
Saint-Hilaire-sur-Helpe
Saint-Jans-Cappel
Saint-Martin-sur-Ecaillon
Saint-Pierre-Brouck
Saint-Pol-sur-Mer
Saint-Python
Saint-Remy-Chaussée
Saint-Remy-du-Nord
Saint-Saulve
Saint-Souplet
Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel
Saint-Waast
Sainte-Marie-Cappel
Salesches
Salomé
Saméon
Sancourt
Santes
Sars-Poteries
Sars-et-Rosières
Sassegnies
Saultain
Saulzoir
Sebourg
Selvigny
Semeries
Semousies
Sepmeries
Sequedin
Sercus
Socx
Solrinnes
Sommaing
Spycker
Staple
Ste-Olle
Steenbecque
Steene
Steenwerck
Strazeele
Séranvillers-Forenville
Taisnières-en-Thiérache
Taisnières-sur-Hon
Terdeghem
Teteghem
Thiennes
Thiers-la-Grange
Thivencelle
Thumeries
Thun-Saint-Amand
Thun-Saint-Martin
Thun-l'Evêque
Tilloy-lez-Cambrai
Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes
Toufflers
Tourmignies
Tressin
Trith-Saint-Léger
Troisvilles
Trélon
Uxem
Vendegies-au-Bois
Vendegies-sur-Ecaillon
Vendeville
Verchain-Maugré
Verlinghem
Vertain
Vicoigne
Vicq
Viesly
Vieux-Berquin
Vieux-Mesnil
Vieux-Reng
Villereau
Villers-Campeau
Villers-Guislain
Villers-Plouich
Villers-Pol
Villers-Sire-Nicole
Villers-au-Tertre
Villers-en-Cauchies
Volckerinckhove
Vred
Wahagniès
Wallers-Trélon
Wallon-Cappel
Wambaix
Wambrechies
Wandignies-Hamage
Wannehain
Wargnies-le-Grand
Wargnies-le-Petit
Warhem
Warlaing
Warnêton
Wasnes-au-Bac
Wattignies-la-Victoire
Wavrechain-sous-Denain
Wazemmes
Wemaers-Cappel
Wervicq-Sud
West-Cappel
Willems
Willies
Winnezeele
Wulverdinghe
Wylder
Zeggers-Cappel
Zermezeele
Zuydcoote
Zuytpeene
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Nord is a department in the far north of France.

It was created from the western halves of the historical counties of Flanders and Hainaut (the eastern halves being in Belgium), and the Bishopric of Cambrai. The modern coat of arms was inherited from the County of Flanders.

Nord is the only French département in which a Dutch dialect (French Flemish) is spoken along with French as a native language. It is the country's most populous department.

History

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Nord was one of the original 83 departments that were created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was made up of three regions: parts of the Counties of Flanders and Hainaut, and the Bishopric of Cambrai, which were ceded to France in successive treaties (1659, 1668, and 1678).

During the 4th and 5th centuries, the Roman practice of coopting Germanic tribes to provide military and defense services along the route from Boulogne to Cologne created a Germanic-Romance linguistic border in the region that persisted until the 8th century. Saxon colonization into the region from the 5th to the 8th centuries likely extended the linguistic border somewhat south so that by the 9th century most inhabitants north of Lille spoke a dialect of Middle Dutch, while the inhabitants to the south spoke a variety of Romance dialects.


This linguistic border is still evident today in the place names of the region. After the 9th century, the linguistic border began to shift north and east, a process accelerated by modern government policies that recognize French as the country's official language. There are currently 20,000 speakers of a subset of the Dutch dialect West Flemish in the arrondissement of Dunkirk and this particular subset is in danger of extinction within decades.

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