Ferrière-la-Grande

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Ferrière-la-Grande
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Ferrière-la-Grande is located in France
Ferrière-la-Grande
Ferrière-la-Grande
Ferrière-la-Grande is located in Hauts-de-France
Ferrière-la-Grande
Ferrière-la-Grande
Coordinates: 50°15′20″N 3°59′36″E / 50.2556°N 3.9933°E / 50.2556; 3.9933Coordinates: 50°15′20″N 3°59′36″E / 50.2556°N 3.9933°E / 50.2556; 3.9933
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementAvesnes-sur-Helpe
CantonMaubeuge
IntercommunalityCommunauté d'agglomération Maubeuge Val de Sambre
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Philippe Dronsart
Area
1
10.01 km2 (3.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,362
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59230 /59680
Elevation127–184 m (417–604 ft)
(avg. 149 m or 489 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ferrière-la-Grande is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

In 1828 Pierre François Dumont applied for a concession to operate iron mines in the canton of Maubeuge, and for authorization to establish two iron furnaces at Ferrière-la-Grande powered by steam.[2] Dumont founded the factories at Ferrière-la-grande in 1830, the first coke-fired blast furnaces in the north of France to produce and mould pig-iron from the local minerals.[3] By decree of 23 April 1859 Dumont was granted a concession to build a railway line to link the factories Ferrière-la-Grande to the Saint-Quentin line at Erquelinnes. The line was built on land acquired by Dumont or expropriated on the grounds of public utility.[4]

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Arms of Ferrière-la-Grande
The arms of Ferrière-la-Grande are blazoned :

Quarterly 1&4: Argent, 3 fesses gules; 2&3: Argent, 3 wagoner's axes top 2 addorsed gules. [5](Bermerain, Étrœungt, Féron, Ferrière-la-Grande, Lez-Fontaine, Rousies, Solre-le-Château and Solrinnes use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Barbier & Daviet 1989, p. 217.
  3. ^ Bulletin de le Societe ... 1890, p. 265.
  4. ^ Carnot 1881, p. 367.
  5. ^ Arms of the families of Croÿ-Solre and Croÿ-Renty quartered

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