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 :
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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