Bredene

Bredene (West Flemish: Brèinienge) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the town of Bredene proper. On 1 January 2006, Bredene had a total population of 15,118. The total area is 13.08 km² which gives a population density of 1156 inhabitants per km².

Bredene

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Bredene
Location in Belgium
Location of Bredene in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°58′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementOstend
Government
  MayorSteve Vandeberghe (sp.a.)
  Governing party/iessp.a, CD&V
Area
  Total13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total17,828
  Density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Postal codes
8450
Area codes059
Websitewww.bredene.be

Bredene is situated at the Belgian coast and makes its income mostly out of tourism. In the period of July and August, the population doubles due to many events that attract people from everywhere. Belgium's only nude beach is at 51°14′58″N 02°57′38″E near tram stop "Bredene Renbaan (Hippodroom)".[2][3][4]

Notes and references

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Nudists win more beach at Bredene". Expatica Communications. 18 August 2005. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  3. "Bredene nudist beach: what do local politicians think?". Flanders News. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  4. Elliott 2010, p. 70.


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