Ghyvelde

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Ghyvelde
Gijvelde
Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Coat of arms of Ghyvelde
Location of Ghyvelde
Ghyvelde is located in France
Ghyvelde
Ghyvelde
Ghyvelde is located in Hauts-de-France
Ghyvelde
Ghyvelde
Coordinates: 51°03′08″N 2°31′41″E / 51.0522°N 2.5281°E / 51.0522; 2.5281Coordinates: 51°03′08″N 2°31′41″E / 51.0522°N 2.5281°E / 51.0522; 2.5281
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonDunkerque-2
IntercommunalityCU Dunkerque
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Patrick Theodon
Area
1
35.92 km2 (13.87 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[1]
4,131
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Ghyveldois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59260 /59254
Elevation0–25 m (0–82 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Ghyvelde (Dutch: Gijvelde, West Flemish: Gyvelde) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.[2] It is located on the Belgian border, and just inland from the North Sea. It is, after Bray-Dunes, the second most northern commune of France. The E40/A16 passes through the commune. On 1 January 2016, the former commune Les Moëres was merged into Ghyvelde.[3]

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Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Ghyvelde
The arms of Ghyvelde are blazoned :

Ermine, on a bend gules, 3 escallops bendwise Or. (Ghyvelde and Hondschoote use the same arms.)



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  2. ^ INSEE commune file
  3. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 November 2015 (in French)