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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{{#coordinates:50.7039|2.8397|type:city(7470)_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> Bailleul-Nord-Est</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Intercommunality</th><td> Monts de Flandres - Plaine de la 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"> • Mayor (2008–2014) </th><td> Michel Vandevoorde</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Area1</th><td> 17.3 km2 (6.7 sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">Population (1999)2</th><td> 7,470</td></tr><tr class="mergedrow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left"> • Density</th><td> 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)</td></tr><tr class="mergedtoprow"><th scope="row" style="text-align:left">INSEE/Postal code</th><td class="adr"> 59431 / 59850</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> 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

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

About Nieppe

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

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

Mayors

  • 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
  • 1968-1972: Renée Houcke

History

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

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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.



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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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