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Spycker is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Spycker
The town hall in Spycker
The town hall in Spycker
Coat of arms of Spycker
Coat of arms
Location of Spycker
Spycker is located in France
Spycker
Spycker
Spycker is located in Hauts-de-France
Spycker
Spycker
Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonCoudekerque-Branche
IntercommunalityCommunauté urbaine de Dunkerque
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Luc Goetbloet
Area
1
9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,834
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59576 /59380
Elevation0–5 m (0–16 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

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HistoryEdit

Spycker was liberated by soldiers of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada in September 1944.[2]

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections 2nd RoundEdit

Election Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 59.19
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 50.20
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 56.41
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 75.52

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HeraldryEdit

The arms of Spycker are blazoned :

Argent billetty, a lion sable armed and langued gules. (Loon-Plage and Spycker use the same arms.)



See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ O'Keefe, David R. "With Blinders On: The Black Watch and the Battle for Spycker, September 12–14, 1944." Canadian Army Journal, Volume 11, No. 1 Spring 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/nord-pas-de-calais-picardie/nord,59/oost-cappel,59448/elections/presidentielle-2017/