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The city hall
The city hall
Coat of arms of Roubaix
Coat of arms
Motto: Probitas et Industria
Roubaix is located in 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 (in 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 the north France, in the Nord département and the Hauts-de-France region. It is near the city of Lille and is close to the Belgian border. There are about 94,000 people (2011). There are about 7,119 people per square kilometer.

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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