Coat of arms

Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253Coordinates: 50°14′55″N 3°55′31″E / 50.2486°N 3.9253°E / 50.2486; 3.9253
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Avesnes-sur-Helpe
Canton Hautmont (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Sambre - Avesnois
  Mayor (20082014n EF) Joël Wilmotte
Area1 12.27 km2 (4.74 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 16,021
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59291 / 59330
Elevation 123–184 m (404–604 ft)
(avg. 132 m or 433 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.

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

It is 5 km (3.1 mi) southwest of the centre of Maubeuge, and has 16,000 residents.

In August 2008 an EF4 tornado swept through the town, damaging many buildings and resulting in the death of three people.[1] The tornado also affected Maubeuge, Neuf-Mesnil and Boussières-sur-Sambre.


The arms of Hautmont are blazoned :

Or, 3 chevrons sable. (Bersillies, Boeschepe, Boussières-sur-Sambre, Colleret, Cousolre, Flaumont-Waudrechies, Hautmont, Limont-Fontaine, Lompret, Masny, Neuville-en-Avesnois and Saint-Rémy-du-Nord use the same arms.)

International relations

Twin towns - sister cities

Kamianets-Podilskyi is twinned with:

See also


  1. North France tornado kills three - BBC News
  2. "Kalisz Official Website - Twin Towns". (in English and Polish) © 2005-2008 Urząd Miejski Kalisz. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
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