Broxeele

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Broxeele
The town hall in Broxeele
The town hall in Broxeele
Coat of arms of Broxeele
Coat of arms
Location of Broxeele
Broxeele is located in France
Broxeele
Broxeele
Broxeele is located in Hauts-de-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
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonWormhout
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes des Hauts de Flandre
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Vincent Pauwels
Area
1
3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
386
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59111 /59470
Elevation23–30 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.

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
YearPop.±%
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 269−0.4%
2005 299+11.2%
2006 306+2.3%
2009 304−0.7%
2010 304+0.0%
2015 380+25.0%

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections 2nd Round[edit]

Election Winning Candidate Party %
2017 Marine Le Pen FN 54.31
2012 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 54.93
2007 Nicolas Sarkozy UMP 61.00
2002 Jacques Chirac RPR 77.22

[2]

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.)



See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.lemonde.fr/data/france/presidentielle-2017//