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Zutkerque

Zudkerque
Zudkerque
Zudkerque

Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683Coordinates: 50°51′16″N 2°04′06″E / 50.8544°N 2.0683°E / 50.8544; 2.0683

Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Saint-Omer
Canton Audruicq
Intercommunality Communauté de communes de la Région d'Audruicq
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Amédée Ledoux
Area
 • Land1 16.41 km2 (6.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,736
 • Population2 density 110/km2 (270/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62906 / 62370
Elevation 3–55 m (9.8–180.4 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 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.

Zudkerque is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Geography

Zutkerque is located 11 miles (17 km) northwest of Saint-Omer, at the D226 road junction with the D191.

History

Zutkerque had a castle in Roman times, known as the Promontory. Mentioned for the first time in 1084, its name comes from Dutch and means "South church".

In 1396, Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy stayed at the castle. The English occupied it in the year 1405. Louis XI took it back in 1477 and king Henry VII fought and won it again in 1488. Finally, in 1542 the French, under Antoine de Bourbon, duke of Vendôme, re-took it and completely destroyed the castle.

In May 1595, the village church was looted by the French. On 7 August 1635, a body of Spanish troops, from Saint-Omer, seized the town. In 1638, the French seized the village back again.

Population

Historical population of Zutkerque
Year 1962196819751982199019992006
Population 1291129313081553172317131736
From the year 1962 on: population without double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Places of interest

  • The church of St.Martin, dating from the sixteenth century.
  • The ruins of the château de La Montoire, dating from the fourteenth century.

See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Official website of the commune of Zutkerque (French)
  • Zudkerque on the Quid website (French)
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