Arrondissement of Dunkirk

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The arrondissement of Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, Dutch: Duinkerke) is an arrondissement of France in the Nord department in the Hauts-de-France region. It has 111 communes.[1] Its population is 377,294 (2016), and its area is 1,442.7 km2 (557.0 sq mi).[2]

Dunkirk
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
Location within the region Hauts-de-France
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
No. of communes151
SubprefectureDunkirk
Area
 • Total1,442.7 km2 (557.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total377,294
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
INSEE code594

It roughly corresponds to the French Westhoek (part of French Flanders), where traditionally French Flemish is spoken.

CompositionEdit

The communes of the arrondissement of Dunkirk, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Armbouts-Cappel (59016)
  2. Arnèke (59018)
  3. Bailleul (59043)
  4. Bambecque (59046)
  5. Bavinchove (59054)
  6. Bergues (59067)
  7. Berthen (59073)
  8. Bierne (59082)
  9. Bissezeele (59083)
  10. Blaringhem (59084)
  11. Boeschepe (59086)
  12. Boëseghem (59087)
  13. Bollezeele (59089)
  14. Borre (59091)
  15. Bourbourg (59094)
  16. Bray-Dunes (59107)
  17. Brouckerque (59110)
  18. Broxeele (59111)
  19. Buysscheure (59119)
  20. Caëstre (59120)
  21. Cappelle-Brouck (59130)
  22. Cappelle-la-Grande (59131)
  23. Cassel (59135)
  24. Coudekerque-Branche (59155)
  25. Craywick (59159)
  26. Crochte (59162)
  27. Le Doulieu (59180)
  28. Drincham (59182)
  29. Dunkerque (59183)
  30. Ebblinghem (59184)
  31. Eecke (59189)
  32. Eringhem (59200)
  33. Esquelbecq (59210)
  34. Estaires (59212)
  35. Flêtre (59237)
  36. Ghyvelde (59260)
  37. Godewaersvelde (59262)
  38. La Gorgue (59268)
  39. Grand-Fort-Philippe (59272)
  40. Grande-Synthe (59271)
  41. Gravelines (59273)
  42. Hardifort (59282)
  43. Haverskerque (59293)
  44. Hazebrouck (59295)
  45. Herzeele (59305)
  46. Holque (59307)
  47. Hondeghem (59308)
  48. Hondschoote (59309)
  49. Houtkerque (59318)
  50. Hoymille (59319)
  51. Killem (59326)
  52. Lederzeele (59337)
  53. Ledringhem (59338)
  54. Leffrinckoucke (59340)
  55. Looberghe (59358)
  56. Loon-Plage (59359)
  57. Lynde (59366)
  58. Merckeghem (59397)
  59. Merris (59399)
  60. Merville (59400)
  61. Méteren (59401)
  62. Millam (59402)
  63. Morbecque (59416)
  64. Neuf-Berquin (59423)
  65. Nieppe (59431)
  66. Nieurlet (59433)
  67. Noordpeene (59436)
  68. Ochtezeele (59443)
  69. Oost-Cappel (59448)
  70. Oudezeele (59453)
  71. Oxelaëre (59454)
  72. Pitgam (59463)
  73. Pradelles (59469)
  74. Quaëdypre (59478)
  75. Renescure (59497)
  76. Rexpoëde (59499)
  77. Rubrouck (59516)
  78. Saint-Georges-sur-l'Aa (59532)
  79. Sainte-Marie-Cappel (59536)
  80. Saint-Jans-Cappel (59535)
  81. Saint-Momelin (59538)
  82. Saint-Pierre-Brouck (59539)
  83. Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel (59546)
  84. Sercus (59568)
  85. Socx (59570)
  86. Spycker (59576)
  87. Staple (59577)
  88. Steenbecque (59578)
  89. Steene (59579)
  90. Steenvoorde (59580)
  91. Steenwerck (59581)
  92. Strazeele (59582)
  93. Terdeghem (59587)
  94. Téteghem-Coudekerque-Village (59588)
  95. Thiennes (59590)
  96. Uxem (59605)
  97. Vieux-Berquin (59615)
  98. Volckerinckhove (59628)
  99. Wallon-Cappel (59634)
  100. Warhem (59641)
  101. Watten (59647)
  102. Wemaers-Cappel (59655)
  103. West-Cappel (59657)
  104. Winnezeele (59662)
  105. Wormhout (59663)
  106. Wulverdinghe (59664)
  107. Wylder (59665)
  108. Zegerscappel (59666)
  109. Zermezeele (59667)
  110. Zuydcoote (59668)
  111. Zuytpeene (59669)

HistoryEdit

The arrondissement of Bergues was created in 1800. The subprefecture was moved to Dunkirk in 1803.[3]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Dunkirk were, as of January 2015:[4]

  1. Bailleul-Nord-Est
  2. Bailleul-Sud-Ouest
  3. Bergues
  4. Bourbourg
  5. Cassel
  6. Coudekerque-Branche
  7. Dunkerque-Est
  8. Dunkerque-Ouest
  9. Grande-Synthe
  10. Gravelines
  11. Hazebrouck-Nord
  12. Hazebrouck-Sud
  13. Hondschoote
  14. Merville
  15. Steenvoorde
  16. Wormhout

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Dunkerque (594)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-02.
  3. ^ Historique du Nord
  4. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-22.

Coordinates: 51°02′N 2°22′E / 51.033°N 2.367°E / 51.033; 2.367