Abscon

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Abscon
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Abscon
Coat of arms
Abscon is located in France
Abscon
Abscon
Coordinates: 50°20′05″N 3°18′10″E / 50.3347°N 3.3028°E / 50.3347; 3.3028Coordinates: 50°20′05″N 3°18′10″E / 50.3347°N 3.3028°E / 50.3347; 3.3028
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Défossé
Area1 7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,225
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59002 / 59215
Elevation 38–64 m (125–210 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

Abscon is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1800 425 —    
1806 502 +18.1%
1821 675 +34.5%
1831 939 +39.1%
1836 997 +6.2%
1841 1,221 +22.5%
1846 1,344 +10.1%
1851 1,464 +8.9%
1856 1,630 +11.3%
1861 1,608 −1.3%
1866 1,650 +2.6%
1872 2,280 +38.2%
1876 2,745 +20.4%
1881 2,996 +9.1%
1886 2,948 −1.6%
1891 2,810 −4.7%
1896 2,919 +3.9%
1901 2,912 −0.2%
1906 3,053 +4.8%
1911 3,250 +6.5%
1921 3,150 −3.1%
1926 4,359 +38.4%
1931 4,308 −1.2%
1936 4,244 −1.5%
1946 4,289 +1.1%
1954 4,445 +3.6%
1962 4,819 +8.4%
1968 4,899 +1.7%
1975 4,636 −5.4%
1982 4,213 −9.1%
1990 3,954 −6.1%
1999 4,136 +4.6%
2006 4,152 +0.4%
2009 4,225 +1.8%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Abscon
The arms of Abscon are blazoned :

Or, on an escarbuncle sable a ruby gules. (Abscon, Beuvry-la-Forêt, Erre, Fenain, Marchiennes, Ronchin, Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes and Wandignies-Hamage use the same arms.)



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