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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Abscon
Coat of arms
Abscon is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Valenciennes
Canton Denain
Intercommunality Porte du Hainaut
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Gilbert Défossé
Area1 7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,225
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59002 / 59215
Elevation 38–64 m (125–210 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 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.

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


  • Population 1
  • Heraldry 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4



Arms of Abscon
The arms of Abscon are blazoned :

Or, on an escarbuncle sable a ruby gules. (Abscon, Beuvry-la-Forêt, Erre, Fenain, Marchiennes, Ronchin, Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes and Wandignies-Hamage use the same arms.)

See also


  • INSEE commune file
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