Mairie de Dunkerque, Dunkirk

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Government Building · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
Dunkirk is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It lies 10km from the Belgian border. The population of the city (commune) at the 2016 census was 91,412 inhabitants.Etymology and language useThe name of Dunkirk derives from West Flemish dun(e) 'dune' or 'dun' and kerke 'church', which together means 'church in the dunes'. Until the middle of the 20th century, the city was situated in the French Flemish area; today the local Flemish variety of the Dutch language can still be heard, but has largely been supplanted by French.Today Dunkirk is the world's northernmost Francophone city (not counting minor Canadian settlements such as Fermont Quebec, which does have French as a majority language, but is not classified as a city).
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  • Obviously rebuilt since the devastation of the last war it is an immensely impressive building. Just pause and admire and have a look at the stained glas in the entrance hall.  more »
  • Mairie de Dunquerke is the Town Hall of Dunkirk, an important city in the 2nd World War, located in the North part of France. It is a red building located close to the port in the city. Really, it is....  more »
  • Once I had chance to visit the city, actually it wasn't that bad as people said. the city has their history after 2nd world war and some building are restored obviously. They also have some nice restaurants which serve local foods. :)
  • This place is huge! Awesome building!
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