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Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11Coordinates: 50°59′N 2°07′E / 50.99°N 2.11°E / 50.99; 2.11{{#coordinates:50.99|2.11|type:city(5582)_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> Dunkirk</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Gravelines</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> Joël Demazières</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 3.13 km2 (1.21 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2006)2</th><td> 5,582</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59272 / 59153</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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Grand-Fort-Philippe (Dutch: Groot-Filipsfort) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History

The commune of Grand-Fort-Philippe was created in 1884, but the town had existed for a long time before that.

Heraldry

Grand-Fort-Philippe
Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grand-Fort-Philippe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
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The arms of Grand-Fort-Philippe are blazoned :
Or, a lion sable, within a bordure Or. The shield over an anchor sable (?)



Demography

At the creation of the commune, in 1884, the population was of 2,641 inhabitants. In 1990, they were 6,477 inhabitants, and in 2006, 5,582.

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