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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{{#coordinates:50.8308|2.3222|type:city(304)_region:FR|||||| |primary |name= }}</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Country</th><td> France</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Region</th><td> Nord-Pas-de-Calais</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Department</th><td> Nord</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Arrondissement</th><td> Dunkirk</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Wormhout</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Yser</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left">Government</th></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Hervé Caux</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 3.77 km2 (1.46 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (2009)2</th><td> 304</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 81/km2 (210/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59111 / 59470</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
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Broxeele (Dutch: Broksele) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

It is Script error: No such module "convert". south of Dunkirk and also Script error: No such module "convert". west of the Belgian border.

Name

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

Broxeele
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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 268−0.7%
2006 306+14.2%
2009 304−0.7%

International relations

Broxeele and Brussels are sister cities and the city of Brussels has given a replica of Manneken Pis to Broxeele.

Heraldry

The arms of Broxeele are blazoned :

Gules, a lion argent armed and langued Or. (Broxeele and Rubrouck use the same arms.)



See also

References

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