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Ieper (Dutch)
Flag of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Coat of arms of Ypres Ieper (Dutch)
Coat of arms
Ypres is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°51′N 02°53′E / 50.85°N 2.883°E / 50.85; 2.883Coordinates: 50°51′N 02°53′E / 50.85°N 2.883°E / 50.85; 2.883
Country Belgium
Region Flemish Region
Community Flemish Community
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ypres
 • Mayor Luc Dehaene (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
 • Total 130.61 km2 (50.43 sq mi)
Population (January 2010)
 • Total 34,962
 • Density 267.682/km2 (693.29/sq mi)
 • Foreigners 1.89% (1 July 2005)
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.[1] It is at 50° 51 North, 02° 53 East.[2] Poison gas was first used here, in the Second Battle of Ypres in 1917.

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