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Ypres (/ˈiːprə/; French pronunciation: ​[ipʁ]; Dutch: Ieper, pronounced [ˈipər]) is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. Though Ieper is the official name, the city's French name, Ypres, is most commonly used in English. The municipality comprises the city of Ypres and the villages of Boezinge, Brielen, Dikkebus, Elverdinge, Hollebeke, Sint-Jan, Vlamertinge, Voormezele, Zillebeke, and Zuidschote. Together, they are home to about 34,900 inhabitants. During the First World War, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between German and Allied forces. During the war, because the British troops had trouble pronouncing its name, they nicknamed the city "Wipers".


A place in Belgium, Ypres is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. A gripping city on its own right, Antwerp also deserves a visit. Attractions in Antwerp include Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Also, to reach Ypres, you'll have to take a flight to Antwerp; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Ypres can generally be of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Ypres*

  • Pollution Statistics in Ypres

    Know the pollution level of Ypres before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 39.71 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 63.89 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 61.11 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 26.92 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55.56 (Moderate)
  • Ypres: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Ypres for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ypres.

    • Burglary and Theft 44.12 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.06 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 20.59 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 38.24 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 48.53 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 70.59 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 27.94 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.65 (High)
  • Living in Ypres - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Ypres is 170.72 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.68 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 87.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.32 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 76.75 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.73 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.22 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 98.25 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Ypres

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ypres

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.49 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 94.67 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 100.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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