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LILLE area statistics

LILLE (RIJSEL) is France's third greatest city in the field of college or university education and counts close to 3,000 professors /researchers

The LILLE (RIJSEL) area counts 31,902 business firms:

  • Manufacturing      4,731
  • Wholesale            3,354
  • Retail                  7,521
  • Services             16.296

It is an important center for international trade with 2,000 exporting and 3,000 importing businesses
It is also :

  • First European pole in mail order and First French place in textiles
  • Second French place in number of company head offices : Printing, Insurance as well as insurance brokerage firms, ...
  • Third French place in : Mechanical engineering and electronics industry, Financial services including consumer finance and real estate financing, Chemical and pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, Food-processing industry, ...
Lille, center of Europe


French region of NORD PAS-DE-CALAIS

  • First European pole in mail order and First French place in textiles
  • Second French place in number of company head offices : Printing, Insurance as well as insurance brokerage firms, ...
  • First European pole in mail order and First French place in textiles
  • First European pole in mail order and First French place in textiles
  • Third French place in : Mechanical engineering and electronics industry, Financial services including consumer finance and real estate financing, Chemical and pharmaceutical industry, healthcare, Food-processing industry, ...

LILLE is recognized as a tourist town since 2001 and was designated as European cultural capital in 2004
Already acclaimed by many French and foreign tourists - only the annual Lille fair attracts 2 million visitors - Lille received 7 million tourists in 2004

The LILLE area counts 6 museums, a scientific forum, 69 cinemas, 8 golf courses , 8 nautical bases, 34 horse riding schools... The LILLE zoo receives 1,575,000 visitors per year
LILLE counts also 114 hotels that offer 6,891 rooms (of which 27 hotels with 3 or 4 stars, totalling 2089 rooms)