Koekelare

Koekelare (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkukəlaːrə]) (West Flemish: Kookloare) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Bovekerke, Koekelare proper and Zande. On 1 January 2006 Koekelare had a total population of 8,291. The total area is 39.19 km² which gives a population density of 212 inhabitants per km².

Koekelare
Dorpsstraat in Koekelare with Saint Martinus Church

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Koekelare
Location in Belgium
Location of Koekelare in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°05′N 02°58′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementDiksmuide
Government
  MayorPatrick Lansens (sp.a)
  Governing party/iessp.a, N-VA
Area
  Total39.19 km2 (15.13 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total8,784
  Density220/km2 (580/sq mi)
Postal codes
8680
Area codes051
Websitewww.koekelare.be

Koekelare was formerly written as Couckelaere.

Towns

The municipality comprises Koekelare proper, but also contains the villages Bovekerke, Zande and De Mokker. Bovekerke and Zande are "deelgemeentes", who were independent municipalities until the 70s; De Mokker is part of Koekelare proper.

#NamePopulation (1999)
I
 
(IV)
Koekelare
- Koekelare
- De Mokker
6.879
 
 
IIBovekerke1.000
IIIZande302

Source :Streekplatform Westhoek. Socio-economische beleidsvisie & hefboomprojecten voor de Westhoek

Koekelare borders the following villages:

  • a. Handzame (more specifically Edewalle) (Kortemark)
  • b. Werken (Kortemark)
  • c. Vladslo (Diksmuide)
  • d. Leke (Diksmuide)
  • e. Sint-Pieters-Kapelle (Middelkerke)
  • f. Zevekote (Gistel)
  • g. Moere (Gistel)
  • h. Eernegem (Ichtegem)
  • i. Ichtegem (Ichtegem)

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