Bollezeele

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Bollezeele
Coat of arms of Bollezeele
Coat of arms
Bollezeele is located in France
Bollezeele
Bollezeele
Coordinates: 50°51′55″N 2°19′29″E / 50.8653°N 2.3247°E / 50.8653; 2.3247Coordinates: 50°51′55″N 2°19′29″E / 50.8653°N 2.3247°E / 50.8653; 2.3247
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality Yser
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Marie-Joseph Dubreucq
Area1 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 1,391
 • Density 79/km2 (210/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 59089 / 59470
Elevation 2–52 m (6.6–170.6 ft)
(avg. 44 m or 144 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.

Bollezeele (from Dutch; Bollezele in the modern Dutch spelling) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is 17 km (11 mi) south of Dunkirk and also 20 km (12 mi) west of the Belgian border. The river Yser runs through Bollezeele.

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 1,258 —    
1800 1,383 +9.9%
1806 1,539 +11.3%
1821 1,588 +3.2%
1831 1,662 +4.7%
1836 1,708 +2.8%
1841 1,740 +1.9%
1846 1,800 +3.4%
1851 1,769 −1.7%
1856 1,732 −2.1%
1861 1,718 −0.8%
1866 1,776 +3.4%
1872 1,811 +2.0%
1876 1,815 +0.2%
1881 1,798 −0.9%
1886 1,805 +0.4%
1891 1,700 −5.8%
1896 1,649 −3.0%
1901 1,620 −1.8%
1906 1,591 −1.8%
1911 1,585 −0.4%
1921 1,550 −2.2%
1926 1,560 +0.6%
1931 1,543 −1.1%
1936 1,562 +1.2%
1946 1,506 −3.6%
1954 1,463 −2.9%
1962 1,439 −1.6%
1968 1,389 −3.5%
1975 1,328 −4.4%
1982 1,500 +13.0%
1990 1,476 −1.6%
1999 1,383 −6.3%
2006 1,382 −0.1%
2009 1,391 +0.7%

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Bollezeele
The arms of Bollezeele are blazoned :

Or, a lion sable armed and langued gules. ('Flanders' and the communes of Thourotte, Crépy-en-Valois, Bollezeele, Feignies, Flines-lez-Raches and Wormhout use the same arms.)



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