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Subject: Battle of Guinegate (1479), Battle of the Spurs, Arrondissement of Saint-Omer, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Communes of Pas-de-Calais
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Coat of arms of Enguinegatte
Coat of arms
Enguinegatte is located in France
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Fauquembergues
Intercommunality Communauté de communes du Canton de Fauquembergues
 • Mayor Claude Dehurtevent
Area1 8.92 km2 (3.44 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 365
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62294 / 62145
Elevation 51–132 m (167–433 ft)
(avg. 92 m or 302 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.

Enguinegatte (Dutch: Ingwinegate) is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.


  • Geography 1
  • Population 2
  • History 3
  • Places of interest 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


A farming village situated 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Saint-Omer, at the D77 and D158E2 crossroads.


Historical population of Enguinegatte
Year 1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999
Population 340 381 367 354 388 365
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.


Known as Guinegate in medieval times, it is the site of several late 15th and early 16th century battles. The first was the Battle of Guinegate, the later and more famous, the Battle of the Spurs, in 1513.
The village was largely destroyed in the Second World War.

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Jacques, dating from the eighteenth century.

See also


  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • An Enguinegatte website
  • Enguinegatte on the Insee website (French)
  • Enguinegatte on the Quid website (French)
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