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Wormhout (older version: Wormhoudt; West Flemish: Wormout) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. A few people in Wormhout still speak Flemish, a local dialect of Dutch while French-speakers form a majority.

Wormhout
The church in Wormhout
The church in Wormhout
Coat of arms of Wormhout
Coat of arms
Location of Wormhout
Wormhout is located in France
Wormhout
Wormhout
Wormhout is located in Hauts-de-France
Wormhout
Wormhout
Coordinates: 50°53′00″N 2°28′07″E / 50.8833°N 2.4686°E / 50.8833; 2.4686Coordinates: 50°53′00″N 2°28′07″E / 50.8833°N 2.4686°E / 50.8833; 2.4686
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonWormhout
IntercommunalityHauts de Flandre
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Frédéric Devos
Area
1
27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,685
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Wormhoutois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59663 /59470
Elevation5–33 m (16–108 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town's name is of Germanic origin.[2]

Neighbouring towns and villages :

Wormhout town Hall

PopulationEdit

YearPop.±%
20065,191—    
20075,223+0.6%
20085,254+0.6%
20095,254+0.0%
20105,229−0.5%
20115,308+1.5%
20125,388+1.5%
20135,469+1.5%
20145,527+1.1%
20155,565+0.7%
20165,598+0.6%

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections 2nd RoundEdit

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 52.52
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 54.48
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 55.95
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 77.87

[3]

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Wormhout are blazoned :

Or, a lion sable armed and langued gules. ('Flanders' and the communes of Thourotte, Crépy-en-Valois, Bollezeele, Feignies, Flines-lez-Raches and Wormhout use the same arms.)



SightsEdit

 
Wormhout wind mill
  • Old wind mill
  • Jeanne Devos museum

EducationEdit

Wormhout has a number of school providing education structures for all of the pupils around the town : école du bocage, école Roger Salengro, école Saint-Joseph, collège du Houtland, école Jean Moulin, collège Notre-Dame, lycée de l'Yser.

TwinnageEdit

Wormhout is twinned with the resort town of Llandudno, Conwy, Wales.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wormhout Tourist Office. See "Origine et histoire" under "Renseignements".
  3. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017//