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Coordinates: 50°53′00″N 2°28′07″E / 50.8833°N 2.4686°E / 50.8833; 2.4686Coordinates: 50°53′00″N 2°28′07″E / 50.8833°N 2.4686°E / 50.8833; 2.4686{{#coordinates:50.8833|2.4686|type:city(4984)_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> Wormhout</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Yser</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> René Kerckhove</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 4,984</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 180/km2 (470/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59663 / 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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Wormhout (older version: Wormhoudt) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

The town's name is of Germanic origin.[1]

Neighbouring towns and villages :

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Wormhout town Hall

Heraldry

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The arms of Wormhout are blazoned :

Or, a lion sable armed and langued gules. ('Flanders' and the communes of Thourotte, Crépy-en-Valois, Bollezeele, Feignies, Flines-lez-Raches and Wormhout use the same arms.)



Sights

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Wormhout wind mill
  • Old wind mill
  • Jeanne Devos museum

Education

Wormhout has a number of school providing education structures for all of the pupils around the town : école du bocage, école Roger Salengro, école Saint-Joseph, collège du Houtland, école Jean Moulin, collège Notre-Dame, lycée de l'Yser.

Twinnage

Wormhout is twinned with the resort town of Llandudno, Conwy, Wales.

See also

References

  1. ^ Wormhout Tourist Office. See "Origine et histoire" under "Renseignements".


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