Bray-Dunes

Bray-Dunes (West Flemish: Bray-Duunen) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is situated on the Belgian border, with Adinkerke, Belgium, being the closest international town. It is also known as the Opal Coast. It is the northernmost commune and the northernmost point in all of France (mainland and overseas territories).

Bray-Dunes

Bray-Duunen
The promenade at Bray-Dunes
The promenade at Bray-Dunes
Flag of Bray-Dunes
Flag
Coat of arms of Bray-Dunes
Coat of arms
Location of Bray-Dunes
Bray-Dunes is located in France
Bray-Dunes
Bray-Dunes
Bray-Dunes is located in Hauts-de-France
Bray-Dunes
Bray-Dunes
Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonDunkerque-2
IntercommunalityDunkerque
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Catherine Verlynde
Area
1
8.57 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
4,483
 • Density520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59107 /59123
Elevation0–29 m (0–95 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Bray-Dunes was the site of many casualties during World War II as a result of the Dunkirk evacuation.

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20064,666—    
20074,681+0.3%
20084,652−0.6%
20094,688+0.8%
20104,666−0.5%
20114,637−0.6%
20124,609−0.6%
20134,658+1.1%
20144,662+0.1%
20154,599−1.4%
20164,541−1.3%
 
Range

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Bray-Dunes are blazoned:
Azure, an anchor with hawser, in sinister chief a mullet of 6 argent, on a chief ermine, a bend gules charged with 3 escallops Or.



PoliticsEdit

Presidential elections 2nd roundEdit

Election Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 52.92
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 52.64
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 56.39
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 76.29

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.

External linksEdit