Steenbecque

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Steenbecque
Steenbeke
The town hall in Steenbecque
The town hall in Steenbecque
Coat of arms of Steenbecque
Location of Steenbecque
Steenbecque is located in France
Steenbecque
Steenbecque
Steenbecque is located in Hauts-de-France
Steenbecque
Steenbecque
Coordinates: 50°40′32″N 2°28′55″E / 50.6756°N 2.4819°E / 50.6756; 2.4819Coordinates: 50°40′32″N 2°28′55″E / 50.6756°N 2.4819°E / 50.6756; 2.4819
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonHazebrouck
IntercommunalityFlandre Intérieure
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Carole Delaire[1]
Area
1
11.96 km2 (4.62 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
1,673
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59578 /59189
Elevation17–65 m (56–213 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.

Steenbecque (French pronunciation: ​[stɛ̃bɛk]; Dutch: Steenbeke or Steenbeeke) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Steenbecque has historically been attested as Steenbeka in 1183. The toponym Steenbecque is of Germanic origin, deriving from a Low German dialect, ultimately from Proto-West-Germanic *stain. Within the Nord and Pas-de-Calais departments, the Germanic hydronym *-bak(i) entered the French language via Low German, and took on two forms: the Germanic form -beek and Romance -becque (also -bec, -becques).[4]

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Steenbecque
The arms of Steenbecque are blazoned :
Azure, 3 escallops argent.



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ INSEE commune file
  4. ^ Caljouw, William Robert (1981). "Germanic elements in French Toponymy". University of British Columbia: 148, 151. doi:10.14288/1.0094985. Retrieved 2021-01-12. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)