Broxeele

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Broxeele
Coat of arms of Broxeele
Coat of arms
Broxeele is located in France
Broxeele
Broxeele
Coordinates: 50°49′51″N 2°19′20″E / 50.8308°N 2.3222°E / 50.8308; 2.3222Coordinates: 50°49′51″N 2°19′20″E / 50.8308°N 2.3222°E / 50.8308; 2.3222
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkirk
Canton Wormhout
Intercommunality Yser
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Hervé Caux
Area
 • Land1 3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 304
 • Population2 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.

Name[edit]

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[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop.   ±%  
1793 304 —    
1800 303 −0.3%
1806 410 +35.3%
1821 395 −3.7%
1831 411 +4.1%
1836 407 −1.0%
1841 405 −0.5%
1846 362 −10.6%
1851 350 −3.3%
1856 342 −2.3%
1861 335 −2.0%
1866 344 +2.7%
1872 376 +9.3%
1876 373 −0.8%
1881 357 −4.3%
1886 362 +1.4%
1891 364 +0.6%
1896 336 −7.7%
1901 334 −0.6%
1906 327 −2.1%
1911 292 −10.7%
1921 279 −4.5%
1926 280 +0.4%
1931 268 −4.3%
1936 264 −1.5%
1946 262 −0.8%
1954 265 +1.1%
1962 249 −6.0%
1968 209 −16.1%
1975 190 −9.1%
1982 211 +11.1%
1990 270 +28.0%
1999 268 −0.7%
2006 306 +14.2%
2009 304 −0.7%

International relations[edit]

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

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Broxeele

The arms of Broxeele are blazoned :
Gules, a lion argent armed and langued Or. (Broxeele and Rubrouck use the same arms.)




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