Saint-Souplet

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Saint-Souplet
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Saint-Souplet is located in France
Saint-Souplet
Saint-Souplet
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
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Intercommunality Caudrésis–Catésis
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Quoniou
Area
 • Land1 12.66 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 1,288
 • Population2 density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59545 / 59360
Elevation 101–161 m (331–528 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Arms of Saint-Souplet

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[edit]

Historical population of Saint-Souplet
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1 646 1 684 1 622 1 482 1 333 1 311 1 289
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Escaufourt[edit]

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[edit]

Arms of Escaufourt

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




See also[edit]

References[edit]

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