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Bouvines is a commune in the Nord department in northern France, and a village, on the French-Belgian frontier between Lille and Tournay.[1]

Bouvines
Commune
Bouvines1 WEB.jpg
Coat of arms of Bouvines
Coat of arms
Bouvines is located in France
Bouvines
Bouvines
Coordinates: 50°34′59″N 3°10′59″E / 50.583°N 3.183°E / 50.583; 3.183Coordinates: 50°34′59″N 3°10′59″E / 50.583°N 3.183°E / 50.583; 3.183
Country France
Region Hauts-de-France
Department Nord
Arrondissement Lille
Canton Templeuve
Intercommunality Lille Métropole
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Alain Bouvard
Area1 2.71 km2 (1.05 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 713
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 59106 /59830

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.

It was the site of the Battle of Bouvines, on 27 July 1214. It was fought between the forces of Philip Augustus, king of France, and those of the coalition formed against him, of which the principal members were the emperor and King John of England.[1]

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PopulationEdit

Year Pop. ±%
1793 300 —    
1800 327 +9.0%
1806 443 +35.5%
1821 480 +8.4%
1831 521 +8.5%
1836 548 +5.2%
1841 551 +0.5%
1846 563 +2.2%
1851 575 +2.1%
1856 588 +2.3%
1861 579 −1.5%
1866 590 +1.9%
1872 602 +2.0%
1876 601 −0.2%
1881 565 −6.0%
1886 591 +4.6%
1891 577 −2.4%
1896 544 −5.7%
1901 561 +3.1%
1906 589 +5.0%
1911 598 +1.5%
1921 586 −2.0%
1926 623 +6.3%
1931 625 +0.3%
1936 612 −2.1%
1946 679 +10.9%
1954 604 −11.0%
1962 564 −6.6%
1968 560 −0.7%
1975 611 +9.1%
1982 577 −5.6%
1990 683 +18.4%
1999 773 +13.2%
2006 723 −6.5%
2009 713 −1.4%

HeraldryEdit

The arms of Bouvines are blazoned :

Bendy Or and azure. (Baisieux, Bouvines and Cysoing use the same arms.)



Notable residentsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b   Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bouvines". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.