Étrœungt

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Étroeungt
Coat of arms of Étroeungt
Coat of arms
Étroeungt is located in France
Étroeungt
Étroeungt
Coordinates: 50°03′29″N 3°55′42″E / 50.0581°N 3.9283°E / 50.0581; 3.9283Coordinates: 50°03′29″N 3°55′42″E / 50.0581°N 3.9283°E / 50.0581; 3.9283
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Avesnes-sur-Helpe-Sud
Intercommunality Pays d'Avesnes
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Jacques Anceau
Area
 • Land1 25.1 km2 (9.7 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,396
 • Population2 density 56/km2 (140/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59218 / 59219
Elevation 148–217 m (486–712 ft)
(avg. 385 m or 1,263 ft)

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.

Étrœungt (French pronunciation: ​[e.tʁœ̃]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography[edit]

The river l'Helpe Minor (one of la Sambre's affluents) runs through the village. The river is subject to occasional flooding. Étrœungt is bordered by ten other communes, including two from Aisne department: Avesnelles, Boulogne-sur-Helpe, Féron, Floyon, Haut-Lieu, La Flamengrie (Aisne), Larouillies, Rainsars, Rocquigny (Aisne), Sémeries. The nearest train station is (SNCF) Avesnes-sur-Helpe. It is 110km from Lille (Préfecture du Nord), Brussels and Reims (Marne); 55km from Valenciennes, Laon, Mons and Charleroi; 22km from Maubeuge; 10km from Fourmies and 7km from Avesnes-sur-Helpe. Highways leading to Étrœungt are the RN2 from Paris to Brussels. Belgium is just 15km away.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Étrœungt
The arms of Étrœungt are blazoned :

Quarterly 1&4: Argent, 3 fesses gules; 2&3: Argent, 3 wagoner's axes top 2 addorsed gules. [1](Bermerain, Étrœungt, Féron, Ferrière-la-Grande, Lez-Fontaine, Rousies, Solre-le-Château and Solrinnes use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ Arms of the families of Croÿ-Solre and Croÿ-Renty quartered