Armentières ärməntērz´, Fr. ärmäNtyĕr´ [key], town (1990 pop. 26,220), Nord dept., N France, in Flanders, on the Lys River. It has foundries, boiler works, breweries, and a large textile industry. During most of World War I it was directly behind the Allied lines. It became known through the song Mademoiselle from Armentières.

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