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The town hall of Zutkerque
The town hall of Zutkerque
Coat of arms of Zutkerque
Coat of arms
Zutkerque is located in France
Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Calais
Canton Marck
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région d'Audruicq
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Tacquet (DVD)
Area1 16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population (2014)2 1,723
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 62906 /62370
Elevation 3–55 m (9.8–180.4 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Zudkerque is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Hauts-de-France region of France.


Zutkerque is located 11 miles (17 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D226 road junction with the D191.


Zutkerque had a castle in Roman times, known as the Promontory. Mentioned for the first time in 1084, its name comes from Dutch and means "South church".

In 1396, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy stayed at the castle. The English occupied it in the year 1405. Louis XI took it back in 1477 and king Henry VII fought and won it again in 1488. Finally, in 1542 the French, under Antoine de Bourbon, duke of Vendôme, re-took it and completely destroyed the castle.

In May 1595, the village church was looted by the French. On 7 August 1635, a body of Spanish troops, from Saint-Omer, seized the town. In 1638, the French seized the village back again.


Historical population of Zutkerque
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
Population 1291 1293 1308 1553 1723 1713 1736
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The ruins of the château de La Montoire, dating from the fourteenth century.

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