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Presbytère de Rubrouck.jpg
Coat of arms of Rubrouck
Coat of arms
Rubrouck is located in France
Coordinates: 50°50′22″N 2°21′23″E / 50.8394°N 2.3564°E / 50.8394; 2.3564Coordinates: 50°50′22″N 2°21′23″E / 50.8394°N 2.3564°E / 50.8394; 2.3564
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Cassel
Intercommunality pays de Cassel
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Christine Devulder
Area1 14.88 km2 (5.75 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 772
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59516 /59285
Elevation 20–65 m (66–213 ft)
(avg. 33 m or 108 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.

Rubrouck (Dutch: Rubroek, once Ruysbroeck) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


Rubrouck (Rübrück) was first mentioned in 1104. It was the home of the 13th century explorer William of Rubruck.


Arms of Rubrouck
The arms of Rubrouck are blazoned :

Gules, a lion argent armed and langued Or. (Broxeele and Rubrouck use the same arms.)

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