|Intercommunality||Communauté de communes de la Région d'Audruicq|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Amédée Ledoux|
|Area1||16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||62906 / 62370|
|Elevation||3–55 m (9.8–180.4 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.
Zutkerque is located 11 miles (17 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D226 road junction with the D191.
In 1396, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy stayed at the castle. The English occupied it in the year 1405. Louis XI took it back in 1477 and king Henry VII fought and won it again in 1488. Finally, in 1542 the French, under Antoine de Bourbon, duke of Vendôme, re-took it and completely destroyed the castle.
In May 1595, the village church was looted by the French. On 7 August 1635, a body of Spanish troops, from Saint-Omer, seized the town. In 1638, the French seized the village back again.
|From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.|
Places of interest
- The church of St.Martin, dating from the sixteenth century.
- The ruins of the château de La Montoire, dating from the fourteenth century.
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