The centre of Neuve-Chapelle
|Intercommunality||CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Maurice Morel|
|Area1||1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)|
|• Density||740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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.
The village gave its name to a battle of the First World War that began on 10 March 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.
|Census count starting from 1962: Population without duplicates|
Places of interest
- The church of St. Christophe, rebuilt, as was much of the commune, after World War I.
- The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries and memorials.
- The Neuve-Chapelle Indian Memorial of the British Indian Army.
- Finds from the battlefield, in the mairie.
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