Ypres

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Ypres
Ieper (Dutch)
Flag of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Flag
Coat of arms of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Coat of arms
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementYpres
Government
 • MayorLuc Dehaene (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total130.61 km2 (50.43 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total34,959
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes
8900, 8902, 8904, 8906, 8908
Area codes057
Websitewww.ieper.be

Ypres (Dutch: Ieper) is a municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality is made up of the city of Ypres and the villages of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus, Elverdinge, Hollebeke, Sint-Jan, Vlamertinge, Voormezele, Zillebeke, and Zuidschote. In 2007, 34919 people lived in the municipality.[2] It is at 50° 51 North, 02° 53 East.[3] Poison gas was first used here, in the Second Battle of Ypres in 1917.

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