Wattignies-la-Victoire

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For the commune south-west of the Lille conurbation, see Wattignies.
Wattignies-la-Victoire
Coat of arms of Wattignies-la-Victoire
Coat of arms
Wattignies-la-Victoire is located in France
Wattignies-la-Victoire
Wattignies-la-Victoire
Coordinates: 50°12′05″N 4°00′48″E / 50.2014°N 4.0133°E / 50.2014; 4.0133Coordinates: 50°12′05″N 4°00′48″E / 50.2014°N 4.0133°E / 50.2014; 4.0133
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Maubeuge-Sud
Intercommunality vallées de la Solre, de la Thure et de l'Helpe
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Lévêque
Area
 • Land1 6.31 km2 (2.44 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 233
 • Population2 density 37/km2 (96/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59649 / 59680
Elevation 147–205 m (482–673 ft)
(avg. 206 m or 676 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.

Wattignies-la-Victoire is a commune in the Nord department of northern France. It is close to the site of the Battle of Wattignies, fought in 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars, in which the French scored a victory over Austria.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Wattignies-la-Victoire

The arms of Wattignies-la-Victoire are blazoned :
Gules, a bend vair. (Neuf-Mesnil and Wattignies-la-Victoire use the same arms.)




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