Maubeuge France

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Maubeuge France is a small commune in the Nord department. It is located in the region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais in northern France. The Sambre River runs through Maubeuge and it is 9 kilometers from the border of Belgium. This small commune has a crest of four griffins – two red and two black, with a rising phoenix at the crown.

Maubeuge France, which is derived from the Latin name Malbodium, originated with the Maubeuge Abbey. This Christian monastery was founded in the 7th century by Saint Aldego and was both for nuns and monks. The relics of the Saint are buried within the church of Maubeuge.

The surface area of Maubeuge France is 18.85 square kilometers and the small town boasted about 35,600 inhabitants in 1999. Maubeuge is famous for having been the place where the winner of the inaugural Tour de France, Maurice Garin, began his cycling career. A street in Maubege was named after Garin in 2003 on the 100th anniversary of his historic win.

Maubeuge France was fought over by the French and the powers that controlled Flanders. The town was torched by King Louis XI and successive Kings of France until the commune was made a French town through the Treaty of Nijmegen. Several forts were built in Maubeuge to defend the town against constant enemy encroachment. During World War I, these forts were blockaded by the German empire.

The surface area of Maubeuge France is 18.85 square kilometers and the small town boasted about 35,600 inhabitants in 1999. Maubeuge is famous for having been the place where the winner of the inaugural Tour de France, Maurice Garin, began his cycling career. A street in Maubege was named after Garin in 2003 on the 100th anniversary of his historic win.

Maubeuge Economy

During the 19th century, Maubeuge France was famous for its steel industry. It was home to numerous rolling mills and blast furnaces. Power was supplied by coal transported from the north of France and Belgium. This fuel was sent to Maubeuge through the Sambre canal and railways.

Maubeuge France is a historic town which was fought over by France, Belgium and Germany. It owes its origins to the Maubeuge Abbey founded by Saint Aldego in the 7th century.

 

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