Houtkerque in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
|Intercommunality||Pays des Géants|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Francis Behaegel|
|Area1||13.13 km2 (5.07 sq mi)|
|• Density||59/km2 (150/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59318 / 59470|
|Elevation||2–22 m (6.6–72.2 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 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.
Houtkerque (from Dutch: Houtkerke) is a communes in the Nord department in northern France. It is located near the Belgian border, 8 km (5.0 mi) north of Steenvoorde, on the Steenvoorde/Hondschoote road. The Yser River crosses the border at Houtkerque.
Houtkerque saw much action during World War I. Seven Commonwealth war graves are situated within Houtkerque's church.
|The arms of Houtkerque are blazoned :
Or, 3 horns sable.
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