Arrondissement of Dunkirk

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Arrondissement of Dunkirk
Dunkirk in the Nord department
Dunkirk in the Nord department
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
Communes111
SubprefectureDunkirk
INSEE code594
Area
 • Total1,442.7 km2 (557.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total378,499
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)

The arrondissement of Dunkirk is an arrondissement of France, in the Nord department, Hauts-de-France region. Its capital is the city of Dunkirk.

History[change | change source]

When the Nord department was created on 1790, the arrondissement of Dunkirk, as arrondissement of Bergues, was part of that original department.[1]

Geography[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Dunkirk is the most northern of the arrondissements of the Nord department. It borders with Belgium to the east, the Lille arrondissement to the southeast and the Pas-de-Calais department to the south and west. The North Sea is to the north of the arrondissement.

The arrondissement of Dunkirk is the largest arrondissement of the department with an area of 1,442.7 km2 (557.0 sq mi).[2] It has a population of 378,499 inhabitants for a population density of 262.4 inhabitants/km2.[3].

Composition[change | change source]

Cantons[change | change source]

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France,[4] cantons are not subdivisions of the arrondissements so they could have communes that belong to different arrondissements.

The cantons in the arrondissement of Dunkirk are:

Communes[change | change source]

The arrondissement of Dunkirk has 111 communes; they are (with their INSEE codes[5]

  1. Armbouts-Cappel (59016)
  2. Arnèke (59018)
  3. Bailleul (59043)
  4. Bambecque (59046)
  5. Bavinchove (59054)
  6. Bergues (59067)
  7. Berthen (59073)
  8. Bierne (59082)
  9. Bissezeele (59083)
  10. Blaringhem (59084)
  11. Boeschepe (59086)
  12. Boëseghem (59087)
  13. Bollezeele (59089)
  14. Borre (59091)
  15. Bourbourg (59094)
  16. Bray-Dunes (59107)
  17. Brouckerque (59110)
  18. Broxeele (59111)
  19. Buysscheure (59119)
  20. Caëstre (59120)
  21. Cappelle-Brouck (59130)
  22. Cappelle-la-Grande (59131)
  23. Cassel (59135)
  24. Coudekerque-Branche (59155)
  25. Craywick (59159)
  26. Crochte (59162)
  27. Le Doulieu (59180)
  28. Drincham (59182)
  29. Dunkerque (59183)
  30. Ebblinghem (59184)
  31. Eecke (59189)
  32. Eringhem (59200)
  33. Esquelbecq (59210)
  34. Estaires (59212)
  35. Flêtre (59237)
  36. Ghyvelde (59260)
  37. Godewaersvelde (59262)
  38. La Gorgue (59268)
  39. Grand-Fort-Philippe (59272)
  40. Grande-Synthe (59271)
  41. Gravelines (59273)
  42. Hardifort (59282)
  43. Haverskerque (59293)
  44. Hazebrouck (59295)
  45. Herzeele (59305)
  46. Holque (59307)
  47. Hondeghem (59308)
  48. Hondschoote (59309)
  49. Houtkerque (59318)
  50. Hoymille (59319)
  51. Killem (59326)
  52. Lederzeele (59337)
  53. Ledringhem (59338)
  54. Leffrinckoucke (59340)
  55. Looberghe (59358)
  56. Loon-Plage (59359)
  57. Lynde (59366)
  58. Merckeghem (59397)
  59. Merris (59399)
  60. Merville (59400)
  61. Méteren (59401)
  62. Millam (59402)
  63. Morbecque (59416)
  64. Neuf-Berquin (59423)
  65. Nieppe (59431)
  66. Nieurlet (59433)
  67. Noordpeene (59436)
  68. Ochtezeele (59443)
  69. Oost-Cappel (59448)
  70. Oudezeele (59453)
  71. Oxelaëre (59454)
  72. Pitgam (59463)
  73. Pradelles (59469)
  74. Quaëdypre (59478)
  75. Renescure (59497)
  76. Rexpoëde (59499)
  77. Rubrouck (59516)
  78. Saint-Georges-sur-l'Aa (59532)
  79. Sainte-Marie-Cappel (59536)
  80. Saint-Jans-Cappel (59535)
  81. Saint-Momelin (59538)
  82. Saint-Pierre-Brouck (59539)
  83. Saint-Sylvestre-Cappel (59546)
  84. Sercus (59568)
  85. Socx (59570)
  86. Spycker (59576)
  87. Staple (59577)
  88. Steenbecque (59578)
  89. Steene (59579)
  90. Steenvoorde (59580)
  91. Steenwerck (59581)
  92. Strazeele (59582)
  93. Terdeghem (59587)
  94. Téteghem-Coudekerque-Village (59588)
  95. Thiennes (59590)
  96. Uxem (59605)
  97. Vieux-Berquin (59615)
  98. Volckerinckhove (59628)
  99. Wallon-Cappel (59634)
  100. Warhem (59641)
  101. Watten (59647)
  102. Wemaers-Cappel (59655)
  103. West-Cappel (59657)
  104. Winnezeele (59662)
  105. Wormhout (59663)
  106. Wulverdinghe (59664)
  107. Wylder (59665)
  108. Zegerscappel (59666)
  109. Zermezeele (59667)
  110. Zuydcoote (59668)
  111. Zuytpeene (59669)

The communes with more inhabitants in the arrondissement are:

INSEE
code
Commune Population[3]
(2014)
Canton Intercommunality
59183 Dunkerque 89,160 Dunkerque-1, Dunkerque-2,
Grande-Synthe
CU de Dunkerque
59271 Grande-Synthe 23,406 Grande-Synthe CU de Dunkerque
59295 Hazebrouck 21,708 Hazebrouck Flandre Intérieure
59155 Coudekerque-Branche 21,685 Coudekerque-Branche CU de Dunkerque
59043 Bailleul 14,439 Bailleul Flandre Intérieure
59273 Gravelines 11,513 Grande-Synthe CU de Dunkerque
59400 Merville 9,835 Hazebrouck Flandre Lys
59588 Téteghem-Coudekerque-Village 8,143 Coudekerque-Branche CU de Dunkerque
59131 Cappelle-la-Grande 7,874 Coudekerque-Branche CU de Dunkerque
59431 Nieppe 7,396 Bailleul Flandre Intérieure
59094 Bourbourg 7,069 Grande-Synthe CU de Dunkerque

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Historique du Nord". Le SPLAF (in French). Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  2. "Arrondissement de Dunkerque (594)". Comparateur de territoire (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Régions, départements, arrondissements, cantons et communes" (PDF). Populations légales 2014 (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  4. "Décret n° 2014-167 du 17 février 2014 portant délimitation des cantons dans le département du Nord" (in French). Légifrance.gouv.fr. Retrieved 10 November 2017.
  5. "Arrondissement de Dunkerque (594)" (in French). Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques - INSEE. Retrieved 10 November 2017.

Coordinates: 51°02′N 2°22′E / 51.033°N 2.367°E / 51.033; 2.367