Bruay -sur- l'Escaut is a commune with 12,122 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Nord, in the Nord -Pas -de -Calais. It belongs to the district Valenciennes and Canton Anzin. The inhabitants are called Bruaysiennes.
Bruay -sur- l'Escaut is located in the Northern France coal field on the Scheldt (French: Escaut ). It is surrounded by the neighboring communities Raismes in the northwest and north, Escautpont in the Northeast, Saint- Saulve in the east and southeast, Valenciennes in the south, southwest and Beuvrages Anzin in the west.
In both world wars, the community learned large-scale destruction.
- Church of the Holy Pharaildis with fountain
- Church of Saint -Adolphe Thiers in the village
- The Town Hall ( Mairie )
- Walter Nordhausen, Thuringia, Germany, since 1967
- Nowa Ruda, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland