Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
|Intercommunality||Dunkerque grand littoral|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Joël Demazières|
|• Land1||3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)|
|• Population2 density||1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59272 / 59153|
|Elevation||3–10 m (9.8–32.8 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.
The commune of Grand-Fort-Philippe was created in 1884, but the town had existed for a long time before that.
|The arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, within a bordure Or. The shield over an anchor sable (?)
At the creation of the commune, in 1884, the population was of 2,641 inhabitants. In 1990, they were 6,477 inhabitants, and in 2006, 5,582.
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