Avelgem

Avelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːvəlɣɛm]; West Flemish: Oavelgem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Avelgem proper, Bossuit, Kerkhove, Outrijve and Waarmaarde. On January 1, 2006, Avelgem had a total population of 9,457. The total area is 21.75 km² which gives a population density of 435 inhabitants per km².

Avelgem

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Avelgem
Location in Belgium
Location of Avelgem in West-Flanders
Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementKortrijk
Government
  MayorLieven Vantieghem (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, sp.a
Area
  Total21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total10,065
  Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
8580-8583
Area codes056
Websitewww.avelgem.be

It has a famous building named 'Spikkerelle', where people can watch movies, theater, exhibitions and there's a room which can be organized into partying.

Notable people

  • Bert De Graeve, (b. 1955 in Avelgem), businessman
  • Marc Demeyer, (b. 1950 in Avelgem), cyclist
  • Joost van Eeden, (b. 1991 in Leiden), roots
  • André Decoster, (b. 1959 in Avelgem), Economist

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