Ichtegem

Ichtegem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders 15 km southwest of Bruges. The municipality comprises the towns of Bekegem, Eernegem and Ichtegem proper. On January 1, 2006 Ichtegem had a total population of 13,423. The total area is 45.33 km² which gives a population density of 296 inhabitants per km². The current mayor is Karl Bonny.

Ichtegem

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Ichtegem
Location in Belgium
Location of Ichtegem in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°06′N 03°00′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementOstend
Government
  MayorKarl Bonny (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, BLAUW
Area
  Total45.33 km2 (17.50 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total13,939
  Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes
8480
Area codes050, 051, 059
Websitewww.ichtegem.be

In 2006, Ichtegem was declared the official Dorp van de Ronde (Town of the Tour) for the 90th annual road cycling race the Tour of Flanders.

Ichtegem also gained a bit of notoriety when on November 20th 1990, a man was stabbed to death during a concert of American progressive metal band Queensrÿche at the local sports hall Keiberg.

  Map of Ichtegem, neighbourhoods within the municipality and its neighbours. The orange/yellow areas are urban areas.

Ichtegem:

  • I. Ichtegem
  • II. Eernegem
  • III. Bekegem

Neighbouring villages:

  • a. Koekelare
  • b. Moere (Gistel)
  • c. Westkerke (Oudenburg)
  • d. Roksem (Oudenburg)
  • e. Zerkegem (Jabbeke)
  • f. Aartrijke (Zedelgem)
  • g. Wijnendale (Torhout)
  • h. Torhout
  • i. Kortemark
  • j. Handzame (Kortemark)

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