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The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Hélesmes
Coat of arms
Hélesmes is located in France
Coordinates: 50°22′N 3°21′E / 50.37°N 3.35°E / 50.37; 3.35Coordinates: 50°22′N 3°21′E / 50.37°N 3.35°E / 50.37; 3.35
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Bertrand Huart
Area1 7.36 km2 (2.84 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,822
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59297 /59171
Elevation 16–95 m (52–312 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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.

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


Arms of Hélesmes
The arms of Hélesmes 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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