Eringhem

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Eringhem
Eringhem: the Mairie
Eringhem: the Mairie
Coat of arms of Eringhem
Coat of arms
Location of Eringhem
Eringhem is located in France
Eringhem
Eringhem
Eringhem is located in Hauts-de-France
Eringhem
Eringhem
Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 2°20′39″E / 50.8969°N 2.3442°E / 50.8969; 2.3442Coordinates: 50°53′49″N 2°20′39″E / 50.8969°N 2.3442°E / 50.8969; 2.3442
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonWormhout
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Hauts de Flandre
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Paul Janssen
Area
1
11.53 km2 (4.45 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
481
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59200 /59470
Elevation0–40 m (0–131 ft)
(avg. 9 m or 30 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Eringhem is a commune in the Nord department and Hauts-de-France region of northern France.

Located about halfway between Dunkirk and Saint-Omer in the historical region of French Westhoek, its West Flemish name is Eringem.

The village churchyard contains the graves of three Royal Air Force men killed in action in May 1940, among them Pilot Officer Sir Arnold Talbot Wilson.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1946541—    
1954488−9.8%
1962442−9.4%
1968401−9.3%
1975381−5.0%
1982365−4.2%
1990413+13.2%
1999419+1.5%
2006456+8.8%
2011478+4.8%
2015474−0.8%

History[edit]

Eringhem is first mentioned in documents dating from the 9th century, at which time it was known as Ebersingahem, meaning the homestead of Eberso's people. Until the French Revolution, the settlement belonged to the castellany of Bourbourg. A papal bull issued by Pope Paschal II in 1113 confirmed the Count of Flanders' grant of the land to the Abbey of Bourbourg. In the 12th century, the Count of Guînes founded a convent at Eringhem. The château of Eringhem is mentioned as belonging to Louis of Luxembourg in 1458.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Eringhem
The arms of Eringhem are blazoned :

Gyronny of 10 Or and azure, an inescutcheon gules. (Eringhem and Faumont use the same arms.)



See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.