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Dunkirk

Dunkerque
Administration
Full nameDunkirk
Native nameDunkerque
CountryFrance
RegionNord-Pas-de-Calais
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
IntercommunalityDunkerque grand littoral
MayorMichel Delebarre (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation13.1 ft (4 m)
Highest Elevation55.8 ft (17 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Land Area14.4 sq mi (37.34 km2)
Total Population70850 (1999)
- Density4914.3/sq mi (1897.4/km2)
Postal code59140, 59240, 59640
INSEE59183

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Dunkirk ( , -frdœ̃kɛʁkpron; -nlˈdœynkɛrkə(n)Be-nl Duinkerke.ogg; -nlˈdyŋkarkəlangflDunkerke2 is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies 10 km (6.2 mi) from the Belgian border. The population of the city (commune) at the 1999 census was 70,850 inhabitants (71,300 inhabitants as per February 2004 estimates). The population of the metropolitan area was 265,974 inhabitants as per the 1999 census.


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