Hautmont

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Hautmont
The town hall in Hautmont
The town hall in Hautmont
Coat of arms of Hautmont
Coat of arms
Location of Hautmont
Hautmont is located in France
Hautmont
Hautmont
Hautmont is located in Hauts-de-France
Hautmont
Hautmont
Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementAvesnes-sur-Helpe
CantonAvesnes-sur-Helpe
IntercommunalityMaubeuge Val de Sambre
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Stéphane Wilmotte
Area
1
12.27 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
14,601
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59291 /59330
Elevation123–184 m (404–604 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the centre of Maubeuge, and has 16,000 residents.

In August 2008 an EF4 tornado swept through the town, damaging many buildings and resulting in the death of three people.[2] The tornado also affected Maubeuge, Neuf-Mesnil and Boussières-sur-Sambre.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Hautmont
The arms of Hautmont are blazoned :

Or, 3 chevrons sable. (Bersillies, Boeschepe, Boussières-sur-Sambre, Colleret, Cousolre, Flaumont-Waudrechies, Hautmont, Limont-Fontaine, Lompret, Masny, Neuville-en-Avesnois and Saint-Rémy-du-Nord use the same arms.)



International relations[edit]

Hautmont is twinned with Kalisz in Poland (since 1958).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ North France tornado kills three - BBC News
  3. ^ "Kalisz Official Website - Twin Towns". Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Flag of Poland.svg (in English and Polish) © 2005-2008 Urząd Miejski Kalisz. 2005. Archived from the original on 2011-09-25. Retrieved 2008-11-29.