Spycker

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Spycker
Commune
MairieSpycker.JPG
Coat of arms of Spycker
Coat of arms
Spycker is located in France
Spycker
Spycker
Location within Hauts-de-France region
Spycker is located in Hauts-de-France
Spycker
Spycker
Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242Coordinates: 50°58′12″N 2°19′27″E / 50.97°N 2.3242°E / 50.97; 2.3242
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Coudekerque-Branche
Intercommunality CU Dunkerque
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-Luc Goetbloet
Area1 9.19 km2 (3.55 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 1,314
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code 59576 /59380
Elevation 0–5 m (0–16 ft)
(avg. 10 m or 33 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.

Spycker is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History

Spycker was liberated by soldiers of The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada in September 1944.[1]

Politics

Presidential Elections 2nd Round

Election Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 59.19
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 50.20
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 56.41
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 75.52

[2]

Heraldry

Arms of Spycker
The arms of Spycker are blazoned :

Argent billetty, a lion sable armed and langued gules. (Loon-Plage and Spycker use the same arms.)



See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ O'Keefe, David R. "With Blinders On: The Black Watch and the Battle for Spycker, September 12–14, 1944." Canadian Army Journal, Volume 11, No. 1 Spring 2008.
  2. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/nord-pas-de-calais-picardie/nord,59/oost-cappel,59448/elections/presidentielle-2017/


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