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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)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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 or village became -Ghem. Tete- would come from a personal name; Tatto, perhaps, Theodore or Theodoric, personified by the giant of the town. Maybe this was 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 Rosendaël in 1860 and the Place of Uxem, attached to Uxem in 1996. The area increased to 1884 ha.
|The arms of Téteghem are blazoned :
Checky argent and azure, a bend gules.
- Arrêté préfectoral 30 November 2015 (French)
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