Grande-Synthe

Grande-Synthe (West Flemish: Groot-Sintn) is a commune in the Nord department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France.

Grande-Synthe

Groot-Sintn
The town hall in Grande-Synthe
The town hall in Grande-Synthe
Coat of arms of Grande-Synthe
Coat of arms
Location of Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe is located in France
Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe is located in Hauts-de-France
Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe
Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonGrande-Synthe
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine de Dunkerque
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Damien Carême
Area
1
21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)
Population
 (2017-01-01)[1]
22,966
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59271 /59760
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk) and lies adjacent to it on the west.

HistoryEdit

In 1980, a large part of Petite-Synthe was detached from Dunkerque and included in Grande-Synthe.

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Grande-Synthe are blazoned :
Azure, a fleur de lys Or, and on a chief argent a lion passant sable.



PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections 2nd RoundEdit

Election Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 54.31
2012 François Hollande PS 70.86
2007 Ségolène Royal PS 63.46
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 72.86

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International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Grande-Synthe is twinned with:

PersonalitiesEdit

TransportEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  2. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/nord-pas-de-calais-picardie/nord,59/grande-synthe,59271/elections/presidentielle-2017/

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