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

Abscon
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Abscon
Location of Abscon
Abscon is located in France
Abscon
Abscon
Abscon is located in Hauts-de-France
Abscon
Abscon
Coordinates: 50°20′05″N 3°18′10″E / 50.3347°N 3.3028°E / 50.3347; 3.3028Coordinates: 50°20′05″N 3°18′10″E / 50.3347°N 3.3028°E / 50.3347; 3.3028
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementValenciennes
CantonDenain
IntercommunalityPorte du Hainaut
Government
 • Mayor (2020-2026) Patrick Kowalczyk
Area
1
7.27 km2 (2.81 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
4,376
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Absconnais, Absconnaises
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59002 /59215
Elevation38–64 m (125–210 ft)
(avg. 59 m or 194 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1800 425—    
1806 502+2.81%
1821 675+1.99%
1831 939+3.36%
1836 997+1.21%
1841 1,221+4.14%
1846 1,344+1.94%
1851 1,464+1.73%
1856 1,630+2.17%
1861 1,608−0.27%
1866 1,650+0.52%
1872 2,280+5.54%
1876 2,745+4.75%
1881 2,996+1.77%
1886 2,948−0.32%
1891 2,810−0.95%
1896 2,919+0.76%
1901 2,912−0.05%
1906 3,053+0.95%
1911 3,250+1.26%
1921 3,150−0.31%
1926 4,359+6.71%
1931 4,308−0.24%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1936 4,244−0.30%
1946 4,289+0.11%
1954 4,445+0.45%
1962 4,819+1.01%
1968 4,899+0.27%
1975 4,636−0.79%
1982 4,213−1.36%
1990 3,954−0.79%
1999 4,135+0.50%
2005 4,161+0.10%
2006 4,152−0.22%
2007 4,202+1.20%
2008 4,221+0.45%
2009 4,225+0.09%
2010 4,228+0.07%
2011 4,244+0.38%
2012 4,276+0.75%
2013 4,315+0.91%
2014 4,370+1.27%
2015 4,426+1.28%
2016 4,440+0.32%
2017 4,447+0.16%
2018 4,376−1.60%
Source: EHESS (1800-2006)[2] and INSEE[3]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Second Round:[4]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 62.57
2012 François Hollande PS 62.79
2007 Ségolène Royal PS 54.37
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 77.60

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Abscon are blazoned :

Or, on an escarbuncle sable a ruby gules. (Abscon, Beuvry-la-Forêt, Erre, Fenain, Marchiennes, Ronchin, Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes and Wandignies-Hamage use the same arms.)



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Des villages de Cassini aux communes d'aujourd'hui: Commune data sheet Abscon, EHESS. (in French)
  3. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  4. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017/