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Steenvoorde

Steenvoorde
Town hall
Town hall
Steenvoorde is located in France
Steenvoorde
Steenvoorde
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Steenvoorde
Intercommunality Pays des Géants
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Jean-Pierre Bataille
Area1 29.82 km2 (11.51 sq mi)
Population (1999)2 4,024
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59580 / 59114
Elevation 8–67 m (26–220 ft)
(avg. 25 m or 82 ft)

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.

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.

Contents

  • Heraldry 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Heraldry

Arms of Steenvoorde
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.



See also

References

  • INSEE commune file

External links

  • Town website
Steenvoorde, church: église Saint Pierre


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