Saint-Souplet

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Location
50°03'19"N
003°31'53"E
Country
 France
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Description

Saint-Souplet (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ suplɛ]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Geography

Saint Souplet-Escaufourt is on the (departmental) route 115. It is part of the Canton of Le 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.

History

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

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Demography

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.

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