Arrondissement of Ypres

The Arrondissement Ypres is one of eight administrative arrondissements in the Belgian province of West Flanders. It covers an area of 549.62 km ² with 106,415 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2012) in eight municipalities.

It is also the administrative and judicial district. For judicial district also includes the communities Staden and Moorslede the arrondissement of Roeselare.

Communities in the Arrondissement Ypres

  • Heuvelland
  • Long marrow Poelkapelle
  • Messines
  • Poperinge
  • Vleteren
  • Wervik
  • Ypres
  • Zonnebeke


The area of ​​the arrondissement of Kortrijk belonged to the late 18th century to the County of Flanders, which was part of the Austrian Netherlands. In 1790, the United Belgian States originated from this temporarily. During the First Coalition War the area was occupied in 1794 and united because of measures taken by the French National Convention on October 1, 1795 decision by the French Republic. The administration and the judicial system has been adapted to the still new French system and set up departments, arrondissements and cantons refer to the relevant communities. The Arrondissement Ypres (French Arrondissement d' Ypres ) belonged from 1795 to 1814 to the Département de la Lys and was divided into cantons or justice of the peace districts Elverdinge ( Elverdinghe ), Hooglede ( hooglede ), mesenchymal ( Messines ), Passchendaele ( Passchendaele ), Poperinge ( Poperinghe ), Wervik ( Wervicq ) and Ypres ( Ieper ) (2 cantons).