Hautmont

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Hautmont
Hautmont fontaine.JPG
Coat of arms of Hautmont
Coat of arms
Hautmont is located in France
Hautmont
Hautmont
Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Hautmont (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Sambre - Avesnois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014n EF) Joël Wilmotte
Area
 • Land1 12.27 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 16,021
 • Population2 density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59291 / 59330
Elevation 123–184 m (404–604 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 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.

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

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the centre of Maubeuge, and has 16,000 residents.

In August 2008 an EF4 tornado swept through the town, damaging many buildings and resulting in the death of three people.[1] The tornado also affected Maubeuge, Neuf-Mesnil and Boussières-sur-Sambre.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Hautmont

The arms of Hautmont are blazoned :
Or, 3 chevrons sable. (Bersillies, Boeschepe, Boussières-sur-Sambre, Colleret, Cousolre, Flaumont-Waudrechies, Hautmont, Limont-Fontaine, Lompret, Masny, Neuville-en-Avesnois and Saint-Rémy-du-Nord use the same arms.)




International relations[edit]

Twin towns - sister cities[edit]

Kamianets-Podilskyi is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ North France tornado kills three - BBC News
  2. ^ "Kalisz Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Poland.svg (in English and Polish) © 2005-2008 Urząd Miejski Kalisz. Retrieved 2008-11-29.