|• Mayor||Luc Dehaene (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||130.61 km2 (50.43 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||270/km2 (690/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||8900, 8902, 8904, 8906, 8908|
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. It is at 50° 51 North, 02° 53 East. Poison gas was first used here, in the Second Battle of Ypres in 1917.
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