Saint-Quentin, Aisne

Saint-Quentin
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Quentin
Coat of arms
Location of Saint-Quentin
Saint-Quentin is located in France
Saint-Quentin
Saint-Quentin
Saint-Quentin is located in Hauts-de-France
Saint-Quentin
Saint-Quentin
Coordinates: 49°50′55″N 3°17′11″E / 49°50′55″N 3°17′11″E / 49.8486; 3.2864UTC+02:00 (CEST)
02691 /02100
Elevation68–125 m (223–410 ft)
(avg. 74 m or 243 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Saint-Quentin (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃kɑ̃tɛ̃]; Picard: Saint-Kintin) is a commune in the Aisne department in Hauts-de-France in northern France. It has been identified as the Augusta Veromanduorum of antiquity. It is named after Saint Quentin, who is said to have been martyred there in the 3rd century.

Administration

Saint-Quentin is a sub-prefecture of Aisne. Although Saint-Quentin is by far the largest city in Aisne, the capital is the third-largest city, Laon.