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Coat of arms of Enguinegatte
Coat of arms
Enguinegatte is located in France
Coordinates: 50°36′32″N 2°16′19″E / 50.6089°N 2.2719°E / 50.6089; 2.2719Coordinates: 50°36′32″N 2°16′19″E / 50.6089°N 2.2719°E / 50.6089; 2.2719
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Fruges
Area1 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 365
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62294 /62145
Elevation 51–132 m (167–433 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 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.

Enguinegatte (Dutch: Ingwinegate) is a town and former commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.

The commune merged with Enquin-les-Mines on 1 January 2017 to form the commune nouvelle of Enquin-lez-Guinegatte.[1]


Enguinegatte is a farming village situated 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D77 and D158E2 crossroads.


Historical population of Enguinegatte
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 340 381 367 354 388 365
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Known as Guinegate in medieval times, it is the site of several late 15th and early 16th century battles. The first was the Battle of Guinegate, the later and more famous, the Battle of the Spurs, in 1513.
The village was largely destroyed in the Second World War.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Jacques, dating from the eighteenth century.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 June 2016 (French)

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