De Panne - City of Belgium
De Panne is a municipality located along the North Sea coast of the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Adinkerke and De Panne proper. On January 1, 2006 De Panne had a total population of 10,060. The total area is 23.90 km which gives a population density of 421 inhabitants per km. De Panne is the most western point in Belgium and borders France.
BELGIUM National Animal : Lion
Famous people that lived or died in De Panne include King Albert I and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium , and John Aidan Liddell, VC, who died in De Panne in August 1915.
De Panne is home to Plopsaland, a themepark aimed at young children and located at the former Meli-Park.
De Panne was also the place where the first land yachts intended for sport were built and used by the Dumont brothers in 1898.
On July 17, 1831, Leopold I, the first Belgian king, sailed to Calais from England, and arrived in Belgium in De Panne. The Leopold I Esplanade, which includes a statue of him, commemorates his arrival.
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BELGIUM National Bird : Kestrel
BELGIUM National Flower : Red Poppy