Mesen

Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English) is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2006, Mesen had a total population of 988. The total area is 3.58 km² which gives a population density of 276 inhabitants per km².

Mesen

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Mesen
Location in Belgium
Location of Mesen in West Flanders
Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementYpres
Government
  MayorSandy Evrard (MLM)
  Governing party/iesMLM
Area
  Total3.58 km2 (1.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total1,040
  Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Postal codes
8957
Area codes057
Websitewww.mesen.be

The municipality comprises only one main settlement, the town of Mesen proper. An exclave to the west of the main territory is surrounded by the municipalities of Heuvelland and Comines-Warneton.

Villages neighbouring the municipality:

Mesen is the smallest city in Belgium. It is a municipality with language facilities.

Mesen is twinned with Featherston in New Zealand in part due to the location of the New Zealand World War I Memorial, which has annual Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April.

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