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Broxeele

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Broxeele

Broxeele
Coat of arms of Broxeele
Coat of arms
Broxeele is located in France
Broxeele
Broxeele
Coordinates:
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality Yser
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Caux
Area1 3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 304
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59111 / 59470
Elevation 23–30 m (75–98 ft)
(avg. 26 m or 85 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.

Broxeele (Dutch: Broksele) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is 20 km (12 mi) south of Dunkirk and also 20 km (12 mi) west of the Belgian border.

Contents

  • Name 1
  • Population 2
  • International relations 3
  • Heraldry 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6

Name

The name is derived from the Dutch Broec sele (modern name: Broksele), which means "house (with one room) in the marsh" (in 1072: Brocsela). The name Brussels has exactly the same etymology.

Population

International relations

Broxeele and Brussels are sister cities and the city of Brussels has given a replica of Manneken Pis to Broxeele.

Heraldry

Arms of Broxeele
The arms of Broxeele are blazoned :

Gules, a lion argent armed and langued Or. (Broxeele and Rubrouck use the same arms.)



See also

References

  • INSEE commune file
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