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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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Department Pas-de-Calais
Arrondissement Béthune
Canton Laventie
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération de l'Artois
 • 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)
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 Nord-Pas-de-Calais 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 March 10, 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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