Moorslede

Moorslede is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Dadizele, Slypskapelle and Moorslede proper. On 1 January 2006, Moorslede had a total population of 10,618. The total area is 35.34 km² which gives a population density of 300 inhabitants per km².

Moorslede
Moorslede town hall

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Moorslede
Location in Belgium
Location of Moorslede in West Flanders
Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°04′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementRoeselare
Government
  MayorWard Vergote
  Governing party/iesVisie/Pro
Area
  Total35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total11,080
  Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal codes
8890
Area codes051
Websitewww.moorslede.be

History

Moorslede was home to the 1950 UCI World Championships, won by Briek Schotte.

Notable inhabitants

  • Constant Lievens (1856-1893), the apostle of the Chota Nagpur, was born in Moorslede.
  • Emiel Jacques nl:Emiel Jacques (Moorslede 1874 - Michigan, 1937) was a Flemish painter, illustrator and professor, best known for his flax paintings.
  • Camille Cools (1874, Moorslede - 1916, Detroit, USA) was the founder, editor and publisher of the Gazette van Detroit.

References

  • Media related to Moorslede at Wikimedia Commons


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