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Téteghem in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
|Intercommunality||Dunkerque grand littoral|
|• Mayor (2005–2008)||Franck Dhersin|
|Area1||18.41 km2 (7.11 sq mi)|
|• Density||390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||59588 / 59229|
|Elevation||0–10 m (0–33 ft)
(avg. 2 m or 6.6 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.
Téteghem is one of the common ending HEM. This suffix meaning house, dwelling, village ... became Ghem. Tete would come from an ancestor's name Tatto, perhaps, or Theodore Theodoric, personified by the giant of the town. Maybe this is the residence of Theodoric of Haverskerque. In the tenth and eleventh centuries, the territory depends on the powerful châtellerie Bergues until the annexation of territory with the acquisition of Flanders to the English by Louis XIV in 1662. Téteghem went down the sea, its area of 1924 hectares of which must be removed from the territory of Rosendal become Rosendael in 1860 and the Place of Uxem, attached to Uxem in 1996. The area is increased to 1884 ha.
|The arms of Téteghem are blazoned :
Checky argent and azure, a bend gules.
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