Bray-Dunes

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Bray-Dunes
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Flag of Bray-Dunes
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Coat of arms of Bray-Dunes
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Bray-Dunes is located in France
Bray-Dunes
Bray-Dunes
Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Dunkerque-Est
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Claude Marteel
Area1 8.57 km2 (3.31 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 4,688
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59107 / 59123
Elevation 0–29 m (0–95 ft)
(avg. 8 m or 26 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.
Location of Bray-Dunes in the arrondissement of Dunkirk

Bray-Dunes (Brayduinen in Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France, located on the Belgian border. The nearest town in Belgium being Adinkerke.

It is France's northernmost commune and includes the northernmost point in all of France.

Bray-Dunes was the site of many casualties during World War II, during the Dunkirk evacuation.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1886 1,177 —    
1891 1,347 +14.4%
1896 1,504 +11.7%
1901 1,576 +4.8%
1906 1,795 +13.9%
1911 1,941 +8.1%
1921 2,178 +12.2%
1926 2,130 −2.2%
1931 2,350 +10.3%
1936 2,550 +8.5%
1946 2,116 −17.0%
1954 2,791 +31.9%
1962 3,718 +33.2%
1968 3,673 −1.2%
1975 4,765 +29.7%
1982 4,777 +0.3%
1990 4,755 −0.5%
1999 4,553 −4.2%
2006 4,666 +2.5%
2009 4,688 +0.5%

Popular culture[edit]

Robbie Turner, a protagonist in Ian McEwan's Atonement, flees here.

Range

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bray-Dunes
The arms of Bray-Dunes are blazoned :
Azure, an anchor with hawser, in sinister chief a mullet of 6 argent, on a chief ermine, a bend gules charged with 3 escallops Or.



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