Esquelbecq

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Esquelbecq
Ekelsbeke
Esquelbecq is located in France
Esquelbecq
Esquelbecq
Coordinates: 50°53′11″N 2°25′55″E / 50.8864°N 2.4319°E / 50.8864; 2.4319Coordinates: 50°53′11″N 2°25′55″E / 50.8864°N 2.4319°E / 50.8864; 2.4319
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality Yser
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Michel Devynck
Area1 12.7 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 2,124
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59210 / 59470
Elevation 11–29 m (36–95 ft)
(avg. 21 m or 69 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.

Esquelbecq (from Dutch: Ekelsbeke) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Its southern limit with Ledringhem is chemin de Rubrouck.

Heraldry[edit]


Arms of Esquelbecq
The arms of Esquelbecq are blazoned :
Or, a chevron azure between 3 mullets of 5 gules.
motto: vaincre ou mourir (win or die)

History[edit]

In 1436, Wautier de Ghistelles was seigneur d'Ekelsbeke et de Ledringhem (Lord of Esquelbecq and Ledringhem) and governor of La Madeleine hospital in Bierne.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bierne history (French)