Ghyvelde

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Ghyvelde
Gijvelde
Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Ghyvelde is located in France
Ghyvelde
Ghyvelde
Coordinates: 51°03′08″N 2°31′41″E / 51.0522°N 2.5281°E / 51.0522; 2.5281Coordinates: 51°03′08″N 2°31′41″E / 51.0522°N 2.5281°E / 51.0522; 2.5281
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Hondschoote
Intercommunality Flandre
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean Decool
Area
 • Land1 16.46 km2 (6.36 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 3,009
 • Population2 density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59260 / 59254
Elevation 0–25 m (0–82 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Ghyvelde (Dutch: Gijvelde) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is located at the North Sea and at the Belgian border. It is, apart from Bray-Dunes, the most northern commune of France.

The E40/A16 passes through the commune.

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Arms of Ghyvelde

The arms of Ghyvelde are blazoned :
Ermine, on a bend gules, 3 escallops bendwise Or. (Ghyvelde and Hondschoote use the same arms.)




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