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Coordinates: 50°52′12″N 2°35′46″E / 50.87°N 2.596°E / 50.87; 2.596Coordinates: 50°52′12″N 2°35′46″E / 50.87°N 2.596°E / 50.87; 2.596{{#coordinates:50.87|2.596|type:city(774)_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> Steenvoorde</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Pays des Géants</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> Francis Behaegel</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 13.13 km2 (5.07 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 774</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 59/km2 (150/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59318 / 59470</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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Houtkerque (from Dutch: Houtkerke) is a communes in the Nord department in northern France. It is located near the Belgian border, Script error: No such module "convert". north of Steenvoorde, on the Steenvoorde/Hondschoote road. The Yser River crosses the border at Houtkerque.

Houtkerque saw much action during World War I. Seven Commonwealth war graves are situated within Houtkerque's church.

Heraldry

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Houtkerque in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
Houtkerque in the arrondissement of Dunkirk
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The arms of Houtkerque are blazoned :
Or, 3 horns sable.



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