Place:Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium


Alt namesYpres
Iepersource: Wikipedia
Iepernsource: Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Ypraesource: Concise Description of Flanders [web site] (2002) accessed 22 Jan 2003
Coordinates50.85°N 2.883°E
Located inWest-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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Ypres is a Belgian city and municipality in the province of West Flanders. Though the Dutch name is the official one, the city's French name is most commonly used in English. The municipality comprises the city of Ypres/Ieper and the villages of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus, Elverdinge, Hollebeke, Sint-Jan, Vlamertinge, Voormezele, Zillebeke, and Zuidschote. Together, they are home to about 34,900 inhabitants.

During the First World War, Ypres (or "Wipers" as it was commonly known by the British troops) was the centre of the Battles of Ypres between German and Allied forces. Historical town in West-Flanders, Belgium (Europe). Called "Ieper"[1]" in dutch. Was completely destroyed under World war I and rebuilt almost in the same old style. The "Lakenhalle" is one of the biggest civil buildings of this period in Western Europe. Only a few houses were saved from the bombs. The Biebuycks house (builded in 1544) is one of them.--Biebuyck 17:17, 15 July 2008 (EDT)

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