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Verchain-Maugré is located in France
Coordinates: 50°16′07″N 3°28′39″E / 50.2686°N 3.4775°E / 50.2686; 3.4775Coordinates: 50°16′07″N 3°28′39″E / 50.2686°N 3.4775°E / 50.2686; 3.4775
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Valenciennes-Sud
Intercommunality Valenciennes Métropole
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marc Gilleron
Area1 9.62 km2 (3.71 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 966
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59610 / 59227
Elevation 32–88 m (105–289 ft)
(avg. 43 m or 141 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.

Verchain-Maugré (in the Middle Ages, Werchin) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Between 1383 and 1415, the poet and renowned jouster Jean de Werchin was the lord of Werchin.


Arms of Verchain-Maugré
The arms of Verchain-Maugré are blazoned :

Azure, billetty, a lion argent, armed and langued gules. (La Longueville, Templemars, and Verchain-Maugré use the same arms.)

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