Grande-Synthe

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Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grande-Synthe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grande-Synthe is located in France
Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe
Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Grande-Synthe
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Damien Carème
Area
 • Land1 21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 23,247
 • Population2 density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59271 / 59760

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.

Grande-Synthe is a commune in the Nord department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France.

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk) and lies adjacent to it on the west.

History[edit]

In 1980, a large part of Petite-Synthe was detached from Dunkerque and included in Grande-Synthe.

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Arms of Grande-Synthe
The arms of Grande-Synthe are blazoned :
Azure, a fleur de lys Or, and on a chief argent a lion passant sable.



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