Saulzoir

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Saulzoir
The church in Saulzoir
The church in Saulzoir
Coat of arms of Saulzoir
Location of Saulzoir
Saulzoir is located in France
Saulzoir
Saulzoir
Saulzoir is located in Hauts-de-France
Saulzoir
Saulzoir
Coordinates: 50°14′29″N 3°26′41″E / 50.2414°N 3.4447°E / 50.2414; 3.4447Coordinates: 50°14′29″N 3°26′41″E / 50.2414°N 3.4447°E / 50.2414; 3.4447
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonCaudry
IntercommunalityCC Pays Solesmois
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Gilbert Gernet
Area
1
10.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
1,688
 • Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59558 /59227
Elevation43–88 m (141–289 ft)
(avg. 65.5 m or 215 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saulzoir (French pronunciation: ​[solzwaʁ]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.[2]

It is situated on the river Selle and has about 1700 inhabitants (2019). The town was the site of Julius Caesar's battle against the Nervians.[3]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Saulzoir
The arms of Saulzoir are blazoned :
Azure, a crescent between 11 billets (in chief in fess 5, in base 3,2,1) Or.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ INSEE commune file
  3. ^ Pierre Turquin ("La Bataille de la Selle (du Sabis) en l' An 57 avant J.-C." in Les Études Classiques 23/2 (1955), 113-156) has proved beyond reasonable doubt that the battle was fought at the River Selle.