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Nord(nôr), department (1990 pop. 2,533,000), N France, bordering on the North Sea and Belgium. LilleLille
, city (1990 pop. 178,301), capital of Nord dept., N France, near the Belgian border. With its central position in NW Europe, Lille became a great commercial, cultural, and manufacturing center, long known for its textile products—notably lisle (the name is derived
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a department in the extreme north of France, bordering on Belgium and the North Sea. Area, 5,800 sq km; population, 2.5 million (1973). The capital is the city of Lille. One of the most industrialized departments in the country, Nord is the nucleus of the northern industrial region. Its industries include coal mining, metallurgy, machine construction, and textile production. There is also extensive agriculture.