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Tourcoing(to͞orkwăN`), city (1990 pop. 94,424), Nord dept., N France, in French Flanders. With the adjacent city of RoubaixRoubaix
, city (1990 pop. 98,179), Nord dept., N France, in French Flanders. Part of the Lille urban area, Roubaix, with adjacent Tourcoing, was one of the largest textile (chiefly wool) centers in France, but it greatly declined economically in the late 20th cent.
..... Click the link for more information. , it forms one of the most important textile centers of France. In 1491, Albert Maximilian I granted Tourcoing a city charter in recognition of its important textile industry. Albert Roussel, the composer, was born in Tourcoing.
a city in northern France, in Nord Department, near the Belgian border. Situated near the city of Roubaix, with which it has virtually merged. Population, 99,000 (1968). Tourcoing, an important center for the manufacture of wool and cotton, has a textile machine-building industry.