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Calvaire des marins de Grand-Fort-Philippe, Gravelines-7830.jpg
Coat of arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe
Coat of arms
Grand-Fort-Philippe is located in France
Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Grande-Synthe
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Demazières
Area1 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,582
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59272 /59153
Elevation 3–10 m (9.8–32.8 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Grand-Fort-Philippe (Dutch: Groot-Filipsfort) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


The commune of Grand-Fort-Philippe was created in 1884, but the town had existed for a long time before that.


Arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe
The arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, within a bordure Or. The shield over an anchor sable (?)


At the creation of the commune, in 1884, the population was of 2,641 inhabitants. In 1990, they were 6,477 inhabitants, and in 2006, 5,582.


Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 64.10
2012 François Hollande PS 59.87
2007 Ségolène Royal PS 52.51
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 71.86


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