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Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Ghyvelde in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Ghyvelde is located in France
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
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Dunkerque-2
Intercommunality Flandre
 • Mayor (2016–2020) Jean Decool
Area1 35.92 km2 (13.87 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 4,130
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59260 / 59254
Elevation 0–25 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.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Ghyvelde (Dutch: Gijvelde) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is located at the North Sea and at the Belgian border. It is, apart from Bray-Dunes, the 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.[1]



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.)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Arrêté préfectoral 30 November 2015 (French)