Socx

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Socx
Soks
Socx is located in France
Socx
Socx
Coordinates: 50°56′10″N 2°25′32″E / 50.9361°N 2.4256°E / 50.9361; 2.4256Coordinates: 50°56′10″N 2°25′32″E / 50.9361°N 2.4256°E / 50.9361; 2.4256
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bergues
Intercommunality canton de Bergues
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Ley
Area
 • Land1 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 980
 • Population2 density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59570 / 59380
Elevation 0–31 m (0–102 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

Socx (from Flemish; Soks in modern Dutch spelling) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The population in 1999 was 980.

Geography[edit]

Socx is around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Dunkirk. Its area is 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi).

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Socx

The arms of Socx are blazoned :
Argent, a lion sable armed and langued within a bordure gules. (Quaëdypre and Socx use the same arms.)




Governance[edit]

The current mayor is Christian Ley (term of office: 2008-2014). The mayor up to March 2008 was Charles Vandaele.

Twin towns[edit]

Socx was twinned with Caton, Lancashire, United Kingdom on 12 April 2008.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]