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The centre of Neuve-Chapelle
The centre of Neuve-Chapelle
Coat of arms of Neuve-Chapelle
Coat of arms
Neuve-Chapelle is located in France
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 Hauts-de-France
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Beuvry
Intercommunality CA Béthune-Bruay, Artois-Lys Romane
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Maurice Morel
Area1 1.86 km2 (0.72 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 1,374
 • 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.

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


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.


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.


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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