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Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283Coordinates: 51°04′18″N 2°31′42″E / 51.0717°N 2.5283°E / 51.0717; 2.5283{{#coordinates:51.0717|2.5283|type:city(4688)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Dunkerque</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Dunkerque-Est</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Dunkerque grand littoral</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Claude Marteel</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 8.57 km2 (3.31 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 4,688</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59107 / 59123</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Location of Bray-Dunes in the arrondissement of Dunkirk

Bray-Dunes (Brayduinen in Dutch) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France, located on the Belgian border.

It is France's northernmost commune and includes the northernmost point in all of France.

Bray-Dunes was the site of many casualties during World War II, as part of the Dunkirk evacuation.

Population

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Historical population
YearPop.±%
1886 1,177—    
1891 1,347+14.4%
1896 1,504+11.7%
1901 1,576+4.8%
1906 1,795+13.9%
1911 1,941+8.1%
1921 2,178+12.2%
1926 2,130−2.2%
1931 2,350+10.3%
1936 2,550+8.5%
1946 2,116−17.0%
1954 2,791+31.9%
1962 3,718+33.2%
1968 3,673−1.2%
1975 4,765+29.7%
1982 4,777+0.3%
1990 4,755−0.5%
1999 4,553−4.2%
2006 4,666+2.5%
2009 4,688+0.5%

Popular culture

Robbie Turner, a protagonist in Ian McEwan's Atonement, flees here.

Heraldry

The arms of Bray-Dunes are blazoned :
Azure, an anchor with hawser, in sinister chief a mullet of 6 argent, on a chief ermine, a bend gules charged with 3 escallops Or.



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