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Title: Spycker  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Siege of Dunkirk (1944–45), Arrondissement of Dunkirk, Reumont, La Groise, Mazinghien
Collection: Communes of Nord (French Department)
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Spycker is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Bourbourg
 • 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)
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 1
  • Heraldry 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


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


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


  • 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.

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