Lille is a medium-sized (233,000-inhabitant), dense city (6,700 inhab/km²), in an urban area (Lille European Metropolis – MEL) of 1.2M inhabitants. The MEL covers 90 local authorities, pooling their resources together for more efficient action in a number of fields (water management, mobility, economy…). Lille remains a working-class city, recognized for its dynamism. Lille also faces a high poverty rate with 1 in 4 inhabitants living below the poverty line.
Source : Lille official website
City of Lille is a member of Energy Cities since 2002
226 800 Inhabitants