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Merville, Nord

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Coordinates: 50°38′40″N 2°38′28″E / 50.6444°N 2.6411°E / 50.6444; 2.6411Coordinates: 50°38′40″N 2°38′28″E / 50.6444°N 2.6411°E / 50.6444; 2.6411{{#coordinates:50.6444|2.6411|type:city(8903)_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> Dunkerque</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Canton</th><td> Merville</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Flandre Lys</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"> â€¢ Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Jacques Parent</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 26.96 km2 (10.41 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 8,903</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> â€¢ Density</th><td> 330/km2 (860/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59400 / 59660</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Elevation</th><td> Script error: No such module "convert".
(avg. Script error: No such module "convert".)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" style="text-align:center;text-align:left; font-size:smaller"> 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.</td></tr></table> Merville (from Dutch: Meregem) is a commune in the Nord department in northern France.

History

First World War

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6th Jat Regiment marching into its billet, July 1915

During the course of the First World War the village was completely destroyed. The 6th Jat Light Infantry were billeted here in 1915. The Merville Communal Cemetery and Extension is also located here.

Merville
Meregem
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Country Victims
(Communal)
Victims
(Extension)
23x15px British Empire 913 1139
23x15px Canada 3 11
23x15px South Africa 2 21
23x15px Australia 2 -
23x15px Indian Empire - 97
Total 920 1268
2188

Heraldry

The arms of Merville are blazoned :

Per fess Or and azure, 3 fleurs de lys counterchanged. (Anhiers and Merville use the same arms.)



Climate

Climate in this area has mild differences between highs and lows, and there is adequate rainfall year round. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfb" (Marine West Coast Climate/Oceanic climate).[1]

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