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Coat of arms of Soissons
Coat of arms
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Aisne
12.32 km2 (4.76 sq mi)
 • Density 2,297.8/km2 (5,951.3/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
02722 /02200
Elevation 38–130 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 is a commune in the Picardy region in the Aisne department in the north of France. Soissons was the capital of France from 486 (the year of the famous vase of Soissons) until about 900. The city's name comes from a Belgic tribe: the Suessiones.

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