Zutkerque

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Zudkerque
Zudkerque is located in France
Zudkerque
Zudkerque
Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Audruicq
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région d'Audruicq
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Amédée Ledoux
Area1 16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,736
 • 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.

Zudkerque is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography[edit]

Zutkerque is located 11 miles (17 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D226 road junction with the D191.

History[edit]

Zutkerque had a castle in Roman times, known as the Promontory. Mentioned for the first time in 1084, its name comes from Dutch and means "South church".

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population of Zutkerque
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1291 1293 1308 1553 1723 1713 1736
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[edit]

  • 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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