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Saint-Waast is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Bavay
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Charles Degardin
Area1 5.91 km2 (2.28 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 610
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59548 / 59570
Elevation 85–142 m (279–466 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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-Waast is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


  • Heraldry 1
  • Local Culture and Heritage 2
    • Sites and Monuments 2.1
    • Cultural Heritage 2.2
    • Natural heritage 2.3
  • See also 3
  • References 4


Arms of Saint-Waast
The arms of Saint-Waast are blazoned :

Vair, 3 pales gules. (Englefontaine, Louvignies-Quesnoy, Poix-du-Nord and Saint-Waast-la-Vallée use the same arms.)

Local Culture and Heritage

Sites and Monuments

Cultural Heritage

Natural heritage

The Carrière des Nerviens Regional Nature Reserve is partially located in the communal territory just 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) south-east of the town centre.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

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