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Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 3°31′53″E / 50.0553°N 3.5314°E / 50.0553; 3.5314Coordinates: 50°03′19″N 3°31′53″E / 50.0553°N 3.5314°E / 50.0553; 3.5314{{#coordinates:50.0553|3.5314|type:city(1288)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Cambrai</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Le Cateau-Cambrésis</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Caudrésis–Catésis</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Henri Quoniou</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 12.66 km2 (4.89 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 1,288</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 100/km2 (260/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59545 / 59360</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.</td></tr></table>

Saint-Souplet is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography

Saint Souplet-Escaufourt is on the (departmental) route 115. It is part of the canton Cateau-Cambrésis, 6 km from Cateau, 30 km south east of Cambrai and 86 km from Lille.

Located in the south of Cateau-Cambrésis and on the doorstep of Avesnois, Saint-Souplet is surrounded by the nature landscapes of Hainaut : grasslands bordered by 'bocage' hedges and vast expanses of cultivated fields. It extends along the Selle, a tributary river of the Scheldt, which arises in Aisne and winds some 50 kilomètres through Département du Nord.

History

Saint-Souplet owes its name to its patron saint, saint Sulpice le Pieux archbishop of Bourges in the 8th century.

In 1973, it absorbed Escaufourt, located previously in Aisne

Heraldry

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The arms of Saint-Souplet are blazoned :
D'or à trois croissants de gueules.

These arms are those of D'Anneux, marquis of Wargnies and lords of Saint-Souplet.[1]



Demography

Historical population of Saint-Souplet
Year1962196819751982199019992006
Population1 6461 6841 6221 4821 3331 3111 289
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Escaufourt

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Center of Escaufourt

The name Escaufourt comes from fours à chaux (chalk oven). in the 12th century, Escaufourt was in the parish of Honnechy. Before the merger with Saint-Souplet un 1973, Escaufourt was an enclave of Aisne within Nord.

Heraldry

The arms of Escaufourt are blazoned :[2]
Gules, 3 chevrons, in chief a label of 4 points Or.



See also

References

  1. ^ Source: Cambrésis terre d'histoire
  2. ^ Dictionnaire historique du département de l'Aisne Par Maximilien Melleville - Publié par M. Melleville, 1865 - p. 362


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