Place:Flandre française, France

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NameFlandre française
Alt namesFrench Flanders
Flanders
TypeHistorical region
Located inFrance
source: Family History Library Catalog


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French Flanders is a part of the historical County of Flanders in present-day France where Flemings were traditionally the dominant ethnic group and where a dialect of Dutch was or still is traditionally spoken. The region lies in the modern-day region of Hauts-de-France and roughly corresponds to the arrondissements of Lille, Douai and Dunkirk on the southern border with Belgium. Together with French Hainaut and the Cambrésis, it makes up the French Department of Nord.

Don't confuse it with Flanders in Belgium which was also a battleground of World War I. Flanders is still a large province of Belgium.

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