The town hall in Faches-ThumesnilThe town hall in Faches-Thumesnil
Coat of arms of Faches-ThumesnilCoat of arms
Location of Faches-Thumesnil Map
Faches-Thumesnil is located in FranceFaches-ThumesnilFaches-ThumesnilShow map of FranceFaches-Thumesnil is located in Hauts-de-FranceFaches-ThumesnilFaches-ThumesnilShow map of Hauts-de-France
Coordinates: 50°35′58″N 3°04′28″E / 50.5994°N 3.0744°E / 50.5994; 3.0744
IntercommunalityMétropole Européenne de Lille
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Patrick Proisy
Area14.62 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Population (2021)18,110
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code59220 /59155
Elevation30–58 m (98–190 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Faches-Thumesnil (French pronunciation: ) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is a suburb south of Lille and forms part of the Métropole Européenne de Lille.



Arms of Faches-ThumesnilArms of Faches-Thumesnil The arms of Faches-Thumesnil are blazoned :
Quarterly 1&4: Sable, 6 bezants, overall a lion Or, armed and langued gules (derived from Faches); 2&3 Azure, an inescutcheon argent and in chief 3 mullets of 5 Or(Thumesnil). (Faches' original arms were bezanty, not 6 bezants. # reduced in the quartering.)

Faches Thumesnil is twinned with the market town of St.Neots in Cambridgeshire, England, and with the town of Naousa, Greece.

See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires" (in French). data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises. 13 September 2022.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2021". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2023.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
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