Rubrouck

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Rubrouck
Rubrouck is located in France
Rubrouck
Rubrouck
Coordinates: 50°50′22″N 2°21′23″E / 50.8394°N 2.3564°E / 50.8394; 2.3564Coordinates: 50°50′22″N 2°21′23″E / 50.8394°N 2.3564°E / 50.8394; 2.3564
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Cassel
Intercommunality pays de Cassel
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Devulder
Area1 14.88 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 772
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59516 / 59285
Elevation 20–65 m (66–213 ft)
(avg. 33 m or 108 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.

Rubrouck (Dutch: Rubroek, once Ruysbroeck) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

Rubrouck (Rübrück) was first mentioned in 1104. It was the home of the 13th century explorer William of Rubruck.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Rubrouck
The arms of Rubrouck are blazoned :

Gules, a lion argent armed and langued Or. (Broxeele and Rubrouck use the same arms.)



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