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Subject: Crèvecœur-sur-l'Escaut, Arrondissement of Cambrai, WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/fr/2006-08/47, Loos, Nord, Préseau
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Saint-Souplet is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Cambrai
Canton Le Cateau-Cambrésis
Intercommunality Caudrésis–Catésis
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Henri Quoniou
Area1 12.66 km2 (4.89 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,288
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59545 / 59360
Elevation 101–161 m (331–528 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.

Saint-Souplet is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


  • Geography 1
  • History 2
    • Heraldry 2.1
  • Demography 3
  • Escaufourt 4
    • Heraldry 4.1
  • See also 5
  • References 6


Saint Souplet-Escaufourt is on the (departmental) route 115. It is part of the canton Cateau-Cambrésis, 6 km from Cateau, 30 km south east of Cambrai and 86 km from Lille.

Located in the south of Cateau-Cambrésis and on the doorstep of Avesnois, Saint-Souplet is surrounded by the nature landscapes of Hainaut : grasslands bordered by 'bocage' hedges and vast expanses of cultivated fields. It extends along the Selle, a tributary river of the Scheldt, which arises in Aisne and winds some 50 kilomètres through Département du Nord.


Saint-Souplet owes its name to its patron saint, saint Sulpice le Pieux archbishop of Bourges in the 8th century.

In 1973, it absorbed Escaufourt, located previously in Aisne


Arms of Saint-Souplet
The arms of Saint-Souplet are blazoned :
D'or à trois croissants de gueules.

These arms are those of D'Anneux, marquis of Wargnies and lords of Saint-Souplet.[1]


Historical population of Saint-Souplet
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1 646 1 684 1 622 1 482 1 333 1 311 1 289
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Center of Escaufourt

The name Escaufourt comes from fours à chaux (chalk oven). in the 12th century, Escaufourt was in the parish of Honnechy. Before the merger with Saint-Souplet un 1973, Escaufourt was an enclave of Aisne within Nord.


Arms of Escaufourt
The arms of Escaufourt are blazoned :[2]
Gules, 3 chevrons, in chief a label of 4 points Or.

See also


  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Source: Cambrésis terre d'histoire
  2. ^ Dictionnaire historique du département de l'Aisne Par Maximilien Melleville - Publié par M. Melleville, 1865 - p. 362

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