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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.
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, 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.
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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.

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Tourcoing

a town in NE France: textile manufacturing. Pop.: 93 540 (1999)
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Tourcoing's chief claim to a glorious past is that British troops led by the Duke of York were defeated there by the French Republican army in 1794.
Bernard Tschumi, Le Fresnoy, Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Le Fresnoy/Massimo Riposati ed., Tourcoing and Paris 1993.