Houtkerque

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Houtkerque

Houtkerke
Église Saint-Antoine d'Houtkerque
Église Saint-Antoine d'Houtkerque
Coat of arms of Houtkerque
Coat of arms
Location of Houtkerque
Houtkerque is located in France
Houtkerque
Houtkerque
Houtkerque is located in Hauts-de-France
Houtkerque
Houtkerque
Coordinates: 50°52′12″N 2°35′46″E / 50.87°N 2.596°E / 50.87; 2.596Coordinates: 50°52′12″N 2°35′46″E / 50.87°N 2.596°E / 50.87; 2.596
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkirk
CantonWormhout
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Samuel Bever
Area
1
13.13 km2 (5.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
1,013
 • Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Houtkerquois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59318 /59470
Elevation2–22 m (6.6–72.2 ft)
(avg. 18 m or 59 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Houtkerque (from Dutch: Houtkerke) is a communes in the Nord department in northern France. It is located near the Belgian border, 8 km (5.0 mi) north of Steenvoorde, on the Steenvoorde/Hondschoote road. The Yser River crosses the border at Houtkerque.

Houtkerque saw much action during World War I. Seven Commonwealth war graves are situated within Houtkerque's church.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 53.83
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 59.60
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 62.03
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 77.42

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Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Houtkerque
The arms of Houtkerque are blazoned :
Or, 3 horns sable.



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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017//