Ypres

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Ypres
Ieper (Dutch)
Municipality
Flag of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Flag
Coat of arms of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Coat of arms
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ypres
Government
 • Mayor Luc Dehaene (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 130.61 km2 (50.43 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 34,959
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes 8900, 8902, 8904, 8906, 8908
Area codes 057
Website www.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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