Beginning in the 9th century, the linguistic border began a steady move to north and the east.
During the 19th century, the region underwent major industrialisation and became one of the leading industrial regions of France, second only to Alsace-Lorraine.
Bog of Vred, natural reserve During the wars between France and Spain in the 17th century (, 166768, 167278, 168897 these territories became the principal seat of conflict between the two states and French control over the area was gradually established.
Arras Football 's ladies play in Division.During the next four years, the region was split in two: the German holding the French Flanders and Cambrai area, the Allied controlling Arras and the Area immagini di donne q cerca fidanzato of Lens.More than 145,000 players are members of a football club.It is due to open in 2016.Major communities edit Lille, the largest city in Nord-Pas-de-Calais Allotments in Tourcoing (Nord France.After the final French annexation in the early 18th century, much of the region was again occupied by Germany during the First and Second World Wars.France, made up of the two departements of Nord and Pas-de-Calais.Inland and International freight transport edit Dunkirk harbour edit Dunkirk Harbour is one of the biggest seaports of France.The graph shows average amount of days (24h) with precipitation during a month.
Its administrative centre and largest city.
6 World War II edit During the occupation of France, it was attached to the Military Administration in Belgium and Northern France, ruled from the Wehrmacht kommandantur in Brussels.
See also edit Notes and references edit External links edit Coordinates : 5028N 243E /.467N.717E /.467;.717).Other major towns include Valenciennes, Lens, Douai, Béthune, Dunkirk, Maubeuge, Boulogne, Arras, Cambrai and Saint-Omer.Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary.Although neighbouring Belgium currently recognizes and fosters both Picard and Dutch, and a few city-level governments within Nord-Pas-de-Calais have introduced initiatives to encourage both languages, citation needed the national French government maintains a policy of linguistic unity and generally ignores both languages, 8.Citation needed The French state has sought to boost the region's relatively neglected culture.Contents Nord-Pas-de-Calais combines the names of the constituent departments of Nord (literally 'North the northernmost department of France ) and Pas-de-Calais Strait of Calais the French name incontri latina bakeca of the Strait of Dover ).