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Arrondissement of Dunkirk
Dunkirk in the Nord department
Dunkirk in the Nord department
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Communes 111
Subprefecture Dunkirk
INSEE code 594
Area
 • Total 1,442.7 km2 (557.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total 378,499
 • Density 262.355/km2 (679.495/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

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

Geography

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). It has a population of 378,499 inhabitants for a population density of 262.4 inhabitants/km2..

Composition

Cantons

After the reorganisation of the cantons in France, 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:

  • Bailleul (5908)
  • Coudekerque-Branche (5912)
  • Dunkerque-1 (5916)
  • Dunkerque-2 (5917)
  • Grande-Synthe (5920)
  • Hazebrouck (5921)
  • Wormhout (5941)

Communes

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

  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
(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

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

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