Soissons

Soissons
Soissons hôtel de ville (city hall)
Location of Soissons
Soissons
Soissons
Coordinates: 49°22′54″N 3°19′25″E
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentAisne
ArrondissementSoissons
CantonSoissons-1 and 2
IntercommunalityGrandSoissons
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Alain Crémont
Area
1
12.32 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
28,522
  Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02722 /02200
Elevation38–130 m (125–427 ft)
(avg. 55 m or 180 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Soissons (French pronunciation: [swasɔ̃]) is a commune in the northern French department of Aisne, in the region of Hauts-de-France. Located on the Aisne River, about 100 kilometres (62 mi) northeast of Paris, it is one of the most ancient towns of France, and is probably the ancient capital of the Suessiones. Soissons is also the see of an ancient Roman Catholic diocese, whose establishment dates from about 300, and it was the location of a number of church synods called "Council of Soissons".