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Wormhout

Wormhout
Wormhout is located in France
Wormhout
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality Yser
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) René Kerckhove
Area1 27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,984
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59663 / 59470
Elevation 5–33 m (16–108 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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.

Wormhout (older version: Wormhoudt) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The town's name is of Germanic origin.[1]

Neighbouring towns and villages :

Wormhout town Hall

Contents

  • Heraldry 1
  • Sights 2
  • Education 3
  • Twinnage 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Heraldry

Arms of Wormhout
The arms of Wormhout are blazoned :

Or, a lion sable armed and langued gules. ('Flanders' and the communes of Thourotte, Crépy-en-Valois, Bollezeele, Feignies, Flines-lez-Raches and Wormhout use the same arms.)



Sights

Wormhout wind mill
  • Old wind mill
  • Jeanne Devos museum

Education

Wormhout has a number of school providing education structures for all of the pupils around the town : école du bocage, école Roger Salengro, école Saint-Joseph, collège du Houtland, école Jean Moulin, collège Notre-Dame, lycée de l'Yser.

Twinnage

Wormhout is twinned with the resort town of Llandudno, Conwy, Wales.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
  1. ^ Wormhout Tourist Office. See "Origine et histoire" under "Renseignements".


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