Neuve-Chapelle

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Neuve-Chapelle
Neuve-Chapelle is located in France
Neuve-Chapelle
Neuve-Chapelle
Coordinates: 50°35′04″N 2°46′52″E / 50.5844°N 2.7811°E / 50.5844; 2.7811Coordinates: 50°35′04″N 2°46′52″E / 50.5844°N 2.7811°E / 50.5844; 2.7811
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Morel
Area
 • Land1 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 1,374
 • Population2 density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 62606 / 62840
Elevation 17–20 m (56–66 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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.

Neuve-Chapelle is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. It was the site of a First World War battle in 1915.

Geography[edit]

Neuve-Chapelle is situated some 8 miles (12.9 km) northeast of Béthune and 16 miles (25.7 km) southwest of Lille, near the junction of the D947 and D171 roads.

History[edit]

The village gave its name to a battle of the First World War that began on March 10, 1915, and in which it was captured, not for the first time, by the IV and I Indian Corps. It was later adopted by the County Borough of Blackpool and was awarded the Croix de Guerre in 1922.

Population[edit]

Population history
1962 1968 1975 1982 1990 1999 2006
440 462 471 548 864 958 1374
Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates

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