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Title: Grand-Fort-Philippe  
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Subject: Arrondissement of Dunkirk, Reumont, Troisvilles, La Groise, Mazinghien
Collection: Communes of Nord (French Department)
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Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grand-Fort-Philippe is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Gravelines
Intercommunality Dunkerque grand littoral
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Joël Demazières
Area1 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,582
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59272 / 59153
Elevation 3–10 m (9.8–32.8 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Grand-Fort-Philippe (Dutch: Groot-Filipsfort) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.


  • History 1
  • Heraldry 2
  • Demography 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


The commune of Grand-Fort-Philippe was created in 1884, but the town had existed for a long time before that.


Arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe
The arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, within a bordure Or. The shield over an anchor sable (?)


At the creation of the commune, in 1884, the population was of 2,641 inhabitants. In 1990, they were 6,477 inhabitants, and in 2006, 5,582.

See also


  • INSEE commune file
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