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Coordinates: 50°48′40″N 2°34′53″E / 50.8112°N 2.5813°E / 50.8112; 2.5813Coordinates: 50°48′40″N 2°34′53″E / 50.8112°N 2.5813°E / 50.8112; 2.5813{{#coordinates:50.8112|2.5813|type:city(4024)_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> 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> Jean-Pierre Bataille</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 29.82 km2 (11.51 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 4,024</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 130/km2 (350/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59580 / 59114</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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Steenvoorde is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. Once part of the Seventeen Provinces of the Low Countries, Steenvoorde was the site of the beginning of the Beeldenstorm, or "Iconoclastic Fury." Today the city is known for its Géants du Nord, sculptures of giants that can be admired in summer festivals.

Heraldry

Steenvoorde
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The arms of Steenvoorde are blazoned :
Barry Or and azure, in chief in fess 3 annulets impaled with Quarterly 2&4: Or, 3 ?pallets couped? sable within a bordure engrailed azure; 2&3: Barry argent and azure, a lion sable.



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