Marbaix

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Marbaix
The church in Marbaix
The church in Marbaix
Coat of arms of Marbaix
Location of Marbaix
Marbaix is located in France
Marbaix
Marbaix
Marbaix is located in Hauts-de-France
Marbaix
Marbaix
Coordinates: 50°07′44″N 3°50′32″E / 50.1289°N 3.8422°E / 50.1289; 3.8422Coordinates: 50°07′44″N 3°50′32″E / 50.1289°N 3.8422°E / 50.1289; 3.8422
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementAvesnes-sur-Helpe
CantonAvesnes-sur-Helpe
IntercommunalityCœur de l'Avesnois
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Damien Ducanchez[1]
Area
1
6.62 km2 (2.56 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
473
 • Density71/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59374 /59440
Elevation132–197 m (433–646 ft)
(avg. 140 m or 460 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Marbaix is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Marbaix has historically been attested as Marbasio in 1151. The toponym Marbaix is of Germanic origin, deriving from a High German dialect, ultimately from Proto-West-Germanic *marh. The Germanic hydronym *-bak(i) entered the French language via High German, and took on two forms: the Germanic form -bach and Romantic -bais.[4]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Marbaix
The arms of Marbaix are blazoned :

Argent, a stag's massacre gules surmounting a crozier palewise Or. (Marbaix, Maroilles, Noyelles-sur-Sambre, and Salesches use the same arms.)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Caljouw, William Robert (1981). "Germanic elements in French Toponymy". University of British Columbia. pp. 148, 151. doi:10.14288/1.0094985. Retrieved 2021-01-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)