Steenvoorde

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Steenvoorde
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Steenvoorde
Coat of arms
Location of Steenvoorde
Steenvoorde is located in France
Steenvoorde
Steenvoorde
Steenvoorde is located in Hauts-de-France
Steenvoorde
Steenvoorde
Coordinates: 50°48′40″N 2°34′53″E / 50.8112°N 2.5813°E / 50.8112; 2.5813Coordinates: 50°48′40″N 2°34′53″E / 50.8112°N 2.5813°E / 50.8112; 2.5813
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonWormhout
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Pierre Bataille
Area
1
29.82 km2 (11.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
4,428
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Steenvoordois
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59580 /59114
Elevation8–67 m (26–220 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Steenvoorde is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Once part of the Seventeen Provinces of the Low Countries, Steenvoorde was the site of the beginning of the Beeldenstorm, or "Iconoclastic Fury." Today the city is known for its Géants du Nord, sculptures of giants that can be admired in summer festivals.

Steenvoorde, church: église Saint Pierre

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 56.60
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 55.05
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 53.66
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 80.18

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Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Steenvoorde
The arms of Steenvoorde are blazoned :
Barry Or and azure, in chief in fess 3 annulets impaled with Quarterly 2&4: Or, 3 ?pallets couped? sable within a bordure engrailed azure; 2&3: Barry argent and azure, a lion 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//

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