Sepmeries

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Sepmeries
The town hall in Sepmeries
The town hall in Sepmeries
Coat of arms of Sepmeries
Coat of arms
Location of Sepmeries
Sepmeries is located in France
Sepmeries
Sepmeries
Sepmeries is located in Hauts-de-France
Sepmeries
Sepmeries
Coordinates: 50°17′01″N 3°33′53″E / 50.2836°N 3.5647°E / 50.2836; 3.5647Coordinates: 50°17′01″N 3°33′53″E / 50.2836°N 3.5647°E / 50.2836; 3.5647
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementAvesnes-sur-Helpe
CantonAvesnes-sur-Helpe
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes du pays de Mormal
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-José Cir
Area
1
5.99 km2 (2.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
683
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59565 /59269
Elevation53–106 m (174–348 ft)
(avg. 76 m or 249 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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

History[edit]

During World War I, intense action took place close to Sepmeries, including a dramatic incident described by A. S. Bullock in his posthumously published memoir, in which he narrowly escaped death by making a dash out of a practice trench where he and his comrades were trapped under bombardment.[2]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Sepmeries
The arms of Sepmeries are blazoned :

Azure, a cross moline between 4 mullets of 6 points argent. (Rombies-et-Marchipont and Sepmeries use the same arms.)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bullock, A. S., Gloucestershire Between the Wars: A Memoir, History Press, 2009, pages 81-82