Nieppe

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Nieppe

Niepkerke
The town hall in Nieppe
The town hall in Nieppe
Coat of arms of Nieppe
Coat of arms
Location of Nieppe
Nieppe is located in France
Nieppe
Nieppe
Nieppe is located in Hauts-de-France
Nieppe
Nieppe
Coordinates: 50°42′14″N 2°50′23″E / 50.7039°N 2.8397°E / 50.7039; 2.8397Coordinates: 50°42′14″N 2°50′23″E / 50.7039°N 2.8397°E / 50.7039; 2.8397
CountryFrance
RegionHauts-de-France
DepartmentNord
ArrondissementDunkerque
CantonBailleul
IntercommunalityCommunauté de communes de Flandre Intérieure
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Roger Lemaire
Area
1
17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
7,532
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Nieppois(es)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
59431 /59850
Elevation12–21 m (39–69 ft)
(avg. 16 m or 52 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Nieppe (Dutch: Niepkerke) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France. It is in the Lys Plain and a portion of it is in the Lys Valley (Leiedal in Dutch).

Population[edit]

  • 1962: 4,997
  • 1968: 5,341
  • 1975: 6,903
  • 1982: 7,238
  • 1990: 7,417
  • 1999: 7,470

About Nieppe[edit]

It is situated by the Belgian border. It is located close to Armentières and is also located 42 km southeast of Dunkerque or Dunkirk and is connected by the A25 (15 km) to Lille and the Departmental route 933. The border municipality in Belgium includes Heuvelland.

Nieppe has a railway station served by TER with trains from Calais Ville and Dunkerque to Gare de Lille Flandres. Its nearest airports are in Merville (18 km) and Lesquin (24 km)

Mayors[edit]

  • 1790-1802: Jean-Marc Chieus
  • 1802-1837: Constant Watelet de Messange
  • 1837-1841: Pierre Portebois
  • 1841-1848: Charles Vanmerris
  • 1848-1865: Cyrille Delangre-Salembié
  • 1865-1870: Edmond Watelet de Messange
  • 1870-1871: Félix Gokelaere
  • 1871-1875: Hippolyte Delbecque
  • 1875-1890: Louis Loridan
  • 1890-1898: Hippolyte Delbecque
  • 1898-1906: Hector Pollet
  • 1906-1939: Henri Vanuxeem
  • 1939-1968: Jules Houcke [fr]
  • 1968-1972: Renée Houcke

History[edit]

In its point of its economic view, Nieppe suffered numerous invasions and wars which devastated the area, especially the profit of strategic position of the heart of the agricultural area and more European productives, its strategic axis Lille-Dunkirk via Bailleuil and Kassel, the axis, the today's A25.

Heraldry[edit]

Arms of Nieppe
The arms of Nieppe are blazoned :
Quarterly 1&4: Sable, 6 bezants 3,2,1(Or); 2&3: Argent, a chevron between 3 roses gules.



Points of interests[edit]

People[edit]

Other[edit]

Nieppe features its own football (soccer) club FC Nieppe and its handball club (team). Nieppe also has a library named after Maurice Schumann, its painting and music school and K'Dane (a Nieppe (Nieppoise) dance school). Miss Cantine was created during the Second World War and was recreated and named on March 31, 2007. It features several funny faces on the solidarity of several Nieppois residents. Opened by Jules Houcke, mayor of Nieppe created and alimented a scholar cantine, opened equally for old people of the commune.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.