Rosendaël

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rosendaël
Town hall annex
Town hall annex
Coat of arms of Rosendaël
Coat of arms
Rosendaël is located in France
Rosendaël
Rosendaël
Coordinates: 51°02′29″N 2°24′13″E / 51.0413°N 2.4037°E / 51.0413; 2.4037Coordinates: 51°02′29″N 2°24′13″E / 51.0413°N 2.4037°E / 51.0413; 2.4037
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Dunkirk-East
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Vanwaefelghem (deputy mayor)
Area1 3.97 km2 (1.53 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 18,272
 • Density 4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59510 /59240

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.

Rosendaël (Rozendaal in Dutch) is a former commune in the Nord department in northern France. In 1972 it was merged into Dunkirk. According to François-Joseph Grille, the name means "Rose Valley" . It currently has 18,272 inhabitants (an almost ten-fold increase since 1825) in an area of 3.97 km2.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Rosendaël
The arms of Rosendaël are blazoned :
D'azur à la Rose d'Argent



Rosendaël also has its own flag, Barry of 6 gules and vert

See also[edit]