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Ieper (in Dutch)
Flag of Ypres Ieper (in Dutch)
Coat of arms of Ypres Ieper (in Dutch)
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
 • MayorLuc Dehaene (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
 • Total131.45 km2 (50.75 sq mi)
 • Total34,964
 • Density270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes
8900, 8902, 8904, 8906, 8908
Area codes057

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  3. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.