Estrées, Nord

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Estrées
Commune
Estrées (Nord) - Rue de la mairie.JPG
Coat of arms of Estrées
Coat of arms
Estrées is located in France
Estrées
Estrées
Coordinates: 50°18′03″N 3°04′14″E / 50.3008°N 3.0705°E / 50.3008; 3.0705Coordinates: 50°18′03″N 3°04′14″E / 50.3008°N 3.0705°E / 50.3008; 3.0705
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Douai
Canton Aniche
Intercommunality Douaisis
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Daniel Laczny
Area1 5.82 km2 (2.25 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,038
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59214 /59151
Elevation 33–63 m (108–207 ft)
(avg. 86 m or 282 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.

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

It is one of many villages in the north of France bearing the name Estrées. The etymology of the name is from strata (cognate of English "street"), the word for the stone-layered Roman roads in the area (some of which turned into modern highways). Hence Estreti, village on the road which developed into Estrées.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Estrées
The arms of Estrées are blazoned :

Vert, a fess ermine. (Oignies, Beaucamps-Ligny, Estrées, Gruson and Wicres use the same arms.)



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