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Wervicq-Sud ( ) is a commune in the Nordmarker department in northern Francemarker. Wervicq-Sud is one of the oldest village.

The town is separated from its Belgianmarker sister town of Wervikmarker by the Lys Rivermarker.

Located 15 km north of Lillemarker and 20 km south of Ypresmarker.

Bounding communes


Its origin of the name dates back to the times of Antoninus and the Peutinger table in the 3rd century AD as Viroviacum, an ancient place. It had a roman road with Tournaimarker and Casselmarker. It had a fortified post that are in traces under the name of Sanderus and was known as "Flandria illustrata" until the sixteenth century.

For centuries, it belonged to the Counts of Flanders, and its titles of French kings, in 1527 under the Treaty of Madrid and passed under the suzerainty of that empire.

Wervicq-Sud during the sixteenth century was the main centre of tobacco production in Europe.

It was dependent on Spainmarker until Louis XIV's conquest in 1667. A part of the main agglomeration situated on the left side of the river was a Belgian province and on the left side of the river, reattached to the French province of Flanders, it later become a part of the Nord department under the name Wervicq-Sud in 1790.


  • 1962: 2,593
  • 1968: 3,114
  • 1975: 3,991
  • 1982: 4,163
  • 1990: 4,328
  • 1999: 4,288
  • 2006: 4,683


Numerous associations located on a local way. Its main activity varies predominantly on textiles.

Points of interests

  • A Ch√Ęteau under communal property
  • The area of La Montagne with its old property of Dalle-Dumont, a communal property covering 13 hectares and made up of three parts:
    • The East: A public garden
    • The Center: An enclosed agricultural pastures with a small bay and favorable to its walkway
    • The West: By the woods, covers a space of 8 hectares and features a German monuments featuring a few military graves dating from the First World War. It also features several types of trees and plants.

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