Zutkerque

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Zutkerque
The town hall of Zutkerque
The town hall of Zutkerque
Coat of arms of Zutkerque
Coat of arms
Location of Zutkerque
Zutkerque is located in France
Zutkerque
Zutkerque
Zutkerque is located in Hauts-de-France
Zutkerque
Zutkerque
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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentPas-de-Calais
ArrondissementCalais
CantonMarck
IntercommunalityRégion d'Audruicq
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Tacquet
Area
1
16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
1,742
 • Density110/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
62906 /62370
Elevation3–55 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.

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

Geography[edit]

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

History[edit]

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" (compare nearby Nortkerque).

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.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
20061,715—    
20071,712−0.2%
20081,712+0.0%
20091,709−0.2%
20101,713+0.2%
20111,716+0.2%
20121,713−0.2%
20131,714+0.1%
20141,723+0.5%
20151,733+0.6%
20161,742+0.5%

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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