Grand-Fort-Philippe

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Grand-Fort-Philippe
Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grand-Fort-Philippe is located in France
Grand-Fort-Philippe
Grand-Fort-Philippe
Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Gravelines
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Demazières
Area
 • Land1 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 5,582
 • 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.

Grand-Fort-Philippe (Dutch: Groot-Filipsfort) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

The commune of Grand-Fort-Philippe was created in 1884, but the town had existed for a long time before that.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe
The arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, within a bordure Or. The shield over an anchor sable (?)



Demography[edit]

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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