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Borre, Nord

Borre
Coat of arms of Borre
Coat of arms
Borre is located in France
Borre
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Hazebrouck-Sud
Intercommunality Monts de Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean Catteau
Area1 5.96 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 574
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59091 / 59190
Elevation 17–36 m (56–118 ft)
(avg. 20 m or 66 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Borre is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Population 2
  • Heraldry 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5

History

In this village (route de Sec-Bois) is located the 'Borre British Cemetery' with 370 graves from World War I.

In 1940 one of the first German planes damaged in the North of France fell in Borre. Plenty of people came there to see this event but when the bombs it was loaded with exploded, one hundred civilians and military personnel were killed.

Population

Heraldry

Arms of Borre
The arms of Borre are blazoned :

Azure, a fess Or. (Beaurepaire-sur-Sambre, Borre, Morbecque, Prisches, Cazilhac and Aubière use the same arms.)



See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
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