View of the Cloth Hall in
Ypres Main Square
is a Belgian municipality located in
the Flemish province of West
Flanders. The municipality comprises
the city of Ieper and the villages
of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus,
Elverdinge, Hollebeke, Sint-Jan,
Vlamertinge, Voormezele, Zillebeke,
and Zuidschote. Together, they count
some 34,900 inhabitants.
During World War I, Ypres was the
centre of intense and sustained
battles between the German and the
Allied forces. During the war,
Tommies nicknamed the city "Wipers."