Middelkerke

Middelkerke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, on the North Sea, west of Ostend. The municipality comprises the villages of Leffinge, Lombardsijde, Mannekensvere, Middelkerke proper, Schore, Sint-Pieters-Kapelle, Slijpe, Westende and Wilskerke. On January 1, 2006, Middelkerke had a total population of 17,841. The total area is 75.65 km² which gives a population density of 236 inhabitants per km².

Middelkerke
Middelkerke town hall

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Middelkerke
Location in Belgium
Location of Middelkerke in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°11′N 02°49′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementOstend
Government
  MayorJana Rommel-Opstaele (Open Vld)
  Governing party/iesOpen Vld, CD&V
Area
  Total75.65 km2 (29.21 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total19,371
  Density260/km2 (660/sq mi)
Postal codes
8430-8434
Area codes059
Websitewww.middelkerke.be

The first reference of 'Middelkerca' is found in 1218. Before 1876 it mainly was a farming settlement.

In 1902, Middlekerke became the world's first municipality to have their drinking water disinfected by continuous chlorination.[2]

Sports

The Noordzeecross is a February cyclo-cross race held in Middelkerke, which is part of the Superprestige.

References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Disinfection, Chapter 13". MWH's Water Treatment: Principles and Design (3rd ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2012. p. 906. doi:10.1002/9781118131473.ch13. ISBN 978-0-470-40539-0.


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