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Saint-Waast-la-Vallée (Nord, Fr) église.JPG
Coat of arms of Saint-Waast
Coat of arms
Saint-Waast is located in France
Coordinates: 50°18′18″N 3°44′53″E / 50.305°N 3.748°E / 50.305; 3.748Coordinates: 50°18′18″N 3°44′53″E / 50.305°N 3.748°E / 50.305; 3.748
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Aulnoye-Aymeries
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Charles Degardin
Area1 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 610
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59548 /59570
Elevation 85–142 m (279–466 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Saint-Waast is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


Arms of Saint-Waast
The arms of Saint-Waast are blazoned :

Vair, 3 pales gules. (Englefontaine, Louvignies-Quesnoy, Poix-du-Nord and Saint-Waast-la-Vallée use the same arms.)

Local Culture and Heritage[edit]

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Natural heritage[edit]

The Carrière des Nerviens Regional Nature Reserve is partially located in the communal territory just 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) south-east of the town centre.

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