Marcoing

Markoing
The town hall in Markoing
The town hall in Markoing
Coat of arms of Markoing
Location of Markoing
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Markoing is located in France
Markoing
Markoing
Markoing is located in Hauts-de-France
Markoing
Markoing
Coordinates: 50°07′14″N 3°10′22″E / 50.1206°N 3.1728°E / 50.1206; 3.1728
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementCambrai
CantonLe Cateau-Cambrésis
IntercommunalityCA Cambrai
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Jean-Claude Guinet
Area
1
15.11 km2 (5.83 sq mi)
Population
(2021)
1,888
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59377 /59159
Elevation51–127 m (167–417 ft)
(avg. 64 m or 210 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Markoing (French pronunciation: [maʁkwɛ̃]) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History

During World War I, there was an alleged incident between a British soldier named Henry Tandey and Adolf Hitler in this area. Hitler was unarmed and appeared wounded, so Tandey chose not to shoot and allowed him to walk-off unharmed.

From 1877 to 1969 Markoing had a railway connection to Achiet-le-Grand via the Achiet–Marcoing railway. Later, a line to Cambrai opened.

Heraldry

Arms of Markoing
Arms of Markoing
The arms of Markoing are blazoned:
Sable, fretty argent.



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