Sites & cities that bear the name of Soissons


Today in : France
First trace of activity : 20 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : today
Recorded names : Augusta Suessionum, Αυγουστα Ουεσσονων, Augusta Suesonum, Suessonas, Aug. Suessorum, ciuitas Suessionum, Suessionensis

Description : 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".

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