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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 (6.2 mi) 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.
The name of Dunkirk derives from West Flemish “dun(e)” (dune) and “kerke” (church). Until the middle of the 20th century the city was situated in the French Flemish area; today the local Flemish dialect, a variety of the Dutch language, can still be found but has been largely replaced by French.
Dunkirk was first mentioned in 1067 as Dunkirk (Dutch: “Church of the Dune” or “Dune Church”).
The area was much disputed between Spain, the Netherlands, England and France.
At the beginning of the Eighty Years’ War, Dunkirk was briefly in…

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