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Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028Coordinates: 51°00′50″N 2°18′10″E / 51.0139°N 2.3028°E / 51.0139; 2.3028{{#coordinates:51.0139|2.3028|type:city(23247)_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> Grande-Synthe</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 (2001–2008) </th><td> Damien Carème</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 21.44 km2 (8.28 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 23,247</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59271 / 59760</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table>

Grande-Synthe is a commune in the Nord department in the Nord-Pas de Calais region in northern France.

It is the third-largest suburb of the city of Dunkerque (Dunkirk) and lies adjacent to it on the west.

History

In 1980, a large part of Petite-Synthe was detached from Dunkerque and included in Grande-Synthe.

Heraldry

Grande-Synthe
Grande-Synthe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Grande-Synthe in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
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The arms of Grande-Synthe are blazoned :
Azure, a fleur de lys Or, and on a chief argent a lion passant sable.



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Twin towns – Sister cities

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