Eringhem

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Eringhem
Eringem
Location of Eringhem in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Location of Eringhem in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Eringhem is located in France
Eringhem
Eringhem
Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 2°20′39″E / 50.8969°N 2.3442°E / 50.8969; 2.3442Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 2°20′39″E / 50.8969°N 2.3442°E / 50.8969; 2.3442
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bergues
Government
 • Mayor Bernardin Crépin
Area1 11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 419
 • Density 36/km2 (94/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59200 / 59470

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.

Eringhem (from Dutch; Eringem in modern Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is located about half way between Dunkirk and Saint-Omer.

Its churchyard contains the graves of several Royal Air Force men, including Sir Arnold Wilson, who were killed in action in May 1940.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Eringhem
The arms of Eringhem are blazoned :

Gyronny of 10 Or and azure, an inescutcheon gules. (Eringhem and Faumont use the same arms.)



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