Dunkirk

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Dunkirk
Dunkerque

Coordinates: 51°02′18″N 2°22′39″E / 51.038333°N 2.377500°E / 51.038333; 2.377500


Dunkirk (French: Dunkerque, pronounced: [dœ̃kɛʁk]; Dutch: Duinkerke(n) [ˈdœynkɛrkə(n)]  ( listen); Flemish: [ˈdyŋkarkə]  ( listen)) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the Belgian border. The population of the city (commune) at the 1999 census was 70,850 inhabitants (71,300 inhabitants as per February 2004 estimates). The population of the metropolitan area was 265,974 inhabitants as per the 1999 census.

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