Borre, Nord

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Borre
Village de Borre (Nord 59 France).jpg
Coat of arms of Borre
Coat of arms
Borre is located in France
Borre
Borre
Coordinates: 50°43′48″N 2°34′59″E / 50.73°N 2.583°E / 50.73; 2.583Coordinates: 50°43′48″N 2°34′59″E / 50.73°N 2.583°E / 50.73; 2.583
Country France
Region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie
Department Nord
Arrondissement Dunkerque
Canton Hazebrouck-Sud
Intercommunality Monts de Flandres
Government
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Bernadette Popelier
Area1 5.96 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 588
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

History[edit]

The Borre British Cemetery is located in this village, in route de Sec-Bois. It contains 370 graves from the First World War, of which 129 are British, 238 Australian and 3 German.

In 1940, one of the first German planes damaged in the north of France crashed in Borre. The whole population came out to see the aircraft. Despite the warnings of the crew, who had been captured and locked in the town hall, dozens were killed when the bombs exploded.[1]

Population[edit]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1793 796 —    
1800 771 −3.1%
1806 843 +9.3%
1821 756 −10.3%
1831 803 +6.2%
1836 800 −0.4%
1841 776 −3.0%
1846 775 −0.1%
1851 770 −0.6%
1856 711 −7.7%
1861 733 +3.1%
1866 703 −4.1%
1872 774 +10.1%
1876 757 −2.2%
1881 792 +4.6%
1886 772 −2.5%
1891 752 −2.6%
1896 696 −7.4%
1901 651 −6.5%
1906 655 +0.6%
1911 645 −1.5%
1921 612 −5.1%
1926 571 −6.7%
1931 569 −0.4%
1936 536 −5.8%
1946 516 −3.7%
1954 521 +1.0%
1962 483 −7.3%
1968 455 −5.8%
1975 419 −7.9%
1982 465 +11.0%
1990 473 +1.7%
1999 540 +14.2%
2008 576 +6.7%
2012 588 +2.1%

Heraldry[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julien Gracq, Manuscrits de guerre, p34. ISBN 978-2-7143-1058-3. Librairie José Corti, 2011 (French)