Saulzoir

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Saulzoir
Commune
Saulzoir (Nord, Fr) église façade.JPG
Coat of arms of Saulzoir
Coat of arms
Saulzoir is located in France
Saulzoir
Saulzoir
Location within Hauts-de-France region
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
IntercommunalityPays Solesmois
Government
 • Mayor (2014–) Gilbert Gernet
Area110.1 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)21,706
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code59558 /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. 2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

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

It is situated on the Selle River and has about 1700 inhabitants (1999 census). The town was the site of Julius Caesar's battle against the Nervians.[1]

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. ^ 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.