Escautpont

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Escautpont
The church square in Escautpont
The church square in Escautpont
Coat of arms of Escautpont
Coat of arms
Location of Escautpont
Escautpont is located in France
Escautpont
Escautpont
Escautpont is located in Hauts-de-France
Escautpont
Escautpont
Coordinates: 50°25′30″N 3°33′32″E / 50.425°N 3.559°E / 50.425; 3.559Coordinates: 50°25′30″N 3°33′32″E / 50.425°N 3.559°E / 50.425; 3.559
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
CantonAnzin
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération de la Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2017-2020) Joëlle Legrand
Area
1
5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,240
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59207 /59278
Elevation17–41 m (56–135 ft)
(avg. 28 m or 92 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

Name[edit]

Escautpont is the bridge (pont in French) over the Escaut (Scheldt river). Named in antiquity Scaldis Pons (same meaning in Latin) because there was, at this place, the only bridge on the Scheldt.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Escautpont
The arms of Escautpont are blazoned :

Azure, semy de lys Or. = France Ancient (Ansacq, Brillon, Escaudain, Escautpont, Hélesmes, Hérin, Lecelles, Lieu-Saint-Amand, Lourches, Neuville-sur-Escaut, Rosult, Rumegies and Wignehies use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.