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Sémeries is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Avesnes-sur-Helpe-Nord
Intercommunality Pays d'Avesnes
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Raymond Lebecq
Area1 13.46 km2 (5.20 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 540
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59562 / 59440
Elevation 148–222 m (486–728 ft)
(avg. 206 m or 676 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.

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

Sémeries sits in the valley of the Helpe in the Avesnois Regional Park in an area called the little Switzerland of the North.


The rights of the village were given in 1095 by Thierry d'Avesnes to Abbey Liessies who retained it until the French Revolution.


Arms of Sémeries
The arms of Sémeries are blazoned :

Argent, a boar's head erased sable, armed argent langued gules. (Liessies, Sains-du-Nord and Sémeries use the same arms.)

See also


  • INSEE commune file

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