Spycker

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Spycker
Spycker is located in France
Spycker
Spycker
Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bourbourg
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Goetbloet
Area
 • Land1 9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Population2 1,314
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59576 / 59380
Elevation 0–5 m (0–16 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Spycker is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

Spycker was liberated by soldiers of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada in September 1944.[1]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Spycker

The arms of Spycker are blazoned :
Argent billetty, a lion sable armed and langued gules. (Loon-Plage and Spycker use the same arms.)




See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Keefe, David R. "With Blinders On: The Black Watch and the Battle for Spycker, September 12–14, 1944." Canadian Army Journal, Volume 11, No. 1 Spring 2008.