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Valenciennes (Template:IPA-fr; Dutch: Valencijn, Latin: Valentianae) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It lies on the Scheldt (Template:Lang-fr) river. Although the city and region had seen a steady decline between 1975 and 1990, it has since rebounded. The 1999 census recorded that the population of the commune of Valenciennes was 41,278, and that of the metropolitan area was 399,677.


People born in Valenciennes




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