Marchiennes

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Not to be confused with Marchienne-au-Pont.
Marchiennes
Coat of arms of Marchiennes
Coat of arms
Marchiennes is located in France
Marchiennes
Marchiennes
Coordinates: 50°24′32″N 3°16′59″E / 50.4089°N 3.2831°E / 50.4089; 3.2831Coordinates: 50°24′32″N 3°16′59″E / 50.4089°N 3.2831°E / 50.4089; 3.2831
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Marchiennes (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Cœur d'Ostrevent
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Merly
Area1 21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,641
 • Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59375 / 59870
Elevation 15–21 m (49–69 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.

Marchiennes is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is famously fictionally portrayed in Émile Zola's Germinal.

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Arms of Marchiennes
The arms of Marchiennes 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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