Place:Avesnes-sur-Helpe, Nord, France

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NameAvesnes-sur-Helpe
Alt namesAvennaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 37
Avesnaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 37
Avesnessource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Avisnaesource: Orbis Latinus (1971) p 37
TypeCommune
Coordinates50.133°N 3.95°E
Located inNord, France
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Avesnes-sur-Helpe is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is a sub-prefecture of the Nord department. It is situated 14 km from the Belgian border, and 18 km south of Maubeuge, the nearest larger town. The river Helpe Majeure, a tributary of the Sambre, flows through the town. Upstream of Avesnes on the river there is the Lac du Val-Joly, an artificial lake.

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