13 Facts About Roubaix


Roubaix is a city in northern France, located in the Lille metropolitan area on the Belgian border.

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Together with the nearby cities of Lille, Tourcoing, Villeneuve-d'Ascq and eighty-six other communes, Roubaix gives structure to a four-centred metropolitan area inhabited by more than 1.

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Roubaix occupies a central position on the north-east slope of the Metropole Europeenne de Lille: it is set on the eastern side of Lille and the southern side of Tourcoing, close to the Belgian border.

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Lastly, one can cite Rosbacum as the definite Latin transcription of Roubaix which has been in use since the 19th century, as recorded on dedication statements sealed in the first stones of the foundations of the City Hall laid in 1840 and the Church of Notre Dame laid in 1842.

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City of Roubaix is divided into six Catholic parishes and belongs to the deanery of the same name in the archdiocese of Lille.

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Roubaix has no longer been home to a Jewish place of worship since that event.

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The sculptures and memorial monuments in Roubaix which deserve notice for their historical or artistical interest are mentioned below.

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Roubaix has been home to two major museums of the region Hauts-de-France since the beginning of the 21st century: La Piscine and La Manufacture; inheriting both of the local socioeconomic history.

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Anxious to restore the prestige of northern France's textile industry and operating under the label of Maisons de Mode, the cities of Lille and Roubaix have created spaces for new fashion designers to thrive since 2007.

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Roubaix has an old sporting heritage and is home to the finishing of one of the world's oldest races of professional road cycling at its velodrome: Paris–Roubaix, known as the Hell of the North.

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In October 2021 Roubaix hosted the 2021 UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

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Roubaix's high level of unemployment is a consequence of the desindustrialisation.

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Roubaix has one of the most efficient biomass district heating plant in France and is therefore among the most advanced cities for sustainability in Hauts-de-France.

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