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Dechy is located in France
Coordinates: 50°21′11″N 3°07′44″E / 50.353°N 3.129°E / 50.353; 3.129Coordinates: 50°21′11″N 3°07′44″E / 50.353°N 3.129°E / 50.353; 3.129
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Douai-Sud
Intercommunality Douaisis
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jacques Capelle
Area1 9.27 km2 (3.58 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 5,283
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59170 / 59187
Elevation 18–46 m (59–151 ft)
(avg. 35 m or 115 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.

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


Arms of Dechy
The arms of Dechy are blazoned :

Or, an eagle sable dimidiated with Azure semy de lys Or. The latter being France Ancient (Dechy, Férin and Saint-Saulve use the same arms.)

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