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Coat of arms of Socx
Coat of arms
Socx is located in France
Coordinates: 50°56′10″N 2°25′32″E / 50.9361°N 2.4256°E / 50.9361; 2.4256Coordinates: 50°56′10″N 2°25′32″E / 50.9361°N 2.4256°E / 50.9361; 2.4256
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality CC Hauts de Flandre
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christian Ley
Area1 8 km2 (3 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 980
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59570 /59380
Elevation 0–31 m (0–102 ft)
(avg. 13 m or 43 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.

Socx (from Flemish; Soks in modern Dutch spelling) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The population in 1999 was 980.


Socx is around 10 km (6.2 mi) south of Dunkirk. Its area is 8 km2 (3.1 sq mi).


Arms of Socx
The arms of Socx are blazoned :

Argent, a lion sable armed and langued within a bordure gules. (Quaëdypre and Socx use the same arms.)

Governance and Politics[edit]

The current mayor is Christian Ley (term of office: 2008-2014). The mayor up to March 2008 was Charles Vandaele.

Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 66.84
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 66.86
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 68.47
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 82.38


Twin towns[edit]

Socx was twinned with Caton, Lancashire, United Kingdom on 12 April 2008.

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