Borre, Nord

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Borre
An aerial view of Borre
An aerial view of Borre
Coat of arms of Borre
Coat of arms
Location of Borre
Borre is located in France
Borre
Borre
Borre is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonBailleul
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bernadette Popelier
Area
1
5.96 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
615
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59091 /59190
Elevation17–36 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.

Borre is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History[edit]

The name of Borre probably came from Norwegian Vikings of the Yngling dynasty. The Borre National Park in Vestfold contains the largest number of burial mounds from the Viking Age.

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.[2]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1793796—    
1800771−3.1%
1806843+9.3%
1821756−10.3%
1831803+6.2%
1836800−0.4%
1841776−3.0%
1846775−0.1%
1851770−0.6%
1856711−7.7%
1861733+3.1%
1866703−4.1%
1872774+10.1%
1876757−2.2%
1881792+4.6%
1886772−2.5%
1891752−2.6%
1896696−7.4%
1901651−6.5%
1906655+0.6%
1911645−1.5%
1921612−5.1%
1926571−6.7%
1931569−0.4%
1936536−5.8%
1946516−3.7%
1954521+1.0%
1962483−7.3%
1968455−5.8%
1975419−7.9%
1982465+11.0%
1990473+1.7%
1999540+14.2%
2008576+6.7%
2012588+2.1%

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Emmanuel Macron En Marche! 59.19
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 59.03
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 64.09
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 79.83

[3]

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. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ Julien Gracq, Manuscrits de guerre, p34. ISBN 978-2-7143-1058-3. Librairie José Corti, 2011 ‹See Tfd›(in French)
  3. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017//