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The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Roubaix
Coat of arms
Motto(s): Probitas et Industria
Roubaix is located in France
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Roubaix is located in Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°41′24″N 3°10′54″E / 50.6901°N 3.18167°E / 50.6901; 3.18167Coordinates: 50°41′24″N 3°10′54″E / 50.6901°N 3.18167°E / 50.6901; 3.18167
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Intercommunality European Metropolis of Lille
Cantons 2 (Roubaix-1, Roubaix-2)
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Guillaume Delbar
Area1 13.23 km2 (5.11 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 95,866
 • Density 7,246.1/km2 (18,767/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Roubaisian (en)
Roubaisien(ne) (fr)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2) (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59512 /59100
Elevation 17–52 m (56–171 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 ft)
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.

Roubaix is a city in northern France, in the Nord département and the Hauts-de-France region with a population of about 94,000 and about 7,119 people per square kilometer. It is near the city of Lille and Tourcoing and there is a metro and tram line between Roubaix and these places, which are all close to the Belgian border. 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.

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