Bray-Dunes

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Bray-Dunes
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Flag of Bray-Dunes
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Coat of arms of Bray-Dunes
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Bray-Dunes is located in 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
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Dunkerque-Est
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Marteel
Area
 • Land1 8.57 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 4,688
 • Population2 density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59107 / 59123
Elevation 0–29 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Location of Bray-Dunes in the arrondissement of Dunkirk

Bray-Dunes (Brayduinen in Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France, located on the Belgian border.

It is France's northernmost commune and includes the northernmost point in all of France.

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

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1886 1,177 —    
1891 1,347 +14.4%
1896 1,504 +11.7%
1901 1,576 +4.8%
1906 1,795 +13.9%
1911 1,941 +8.1%
1921 2,178 +12.2%
1926 2,130 −2.2%
1931 2,350 +10.3%
1936 2,550 +8.5%
1946 2,116 −17.0%
1954 2,791 +31.9%
1962 3,718 +33.2%
1968 3,673 −1.2%
1975 4,765 +29.7%
1982 4,777 +0.3%
1990 4,755 −0.5%
1999 4,553 −4.2%
2006 4,666 +2.5%
2009 4,688 +0.5%

Popular culture[edit]

Robbie Turner, a protagonist in Ian McEwan's Atonement, flees here.

Range

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bray-Dunes

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.




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