Escautpont

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Escautpont
Commune
Escautpont.jpg
Coat of arms of Escautpont
Coat of arms
Escautpont is located in 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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Anzin
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Francis Berkmans
Area1 5.78 km2 (2.23 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,202
 • Density 730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59207 /59278
Elevation 17–41 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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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