Wielsbeke

Wielsbeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Ooigem, Sint-Baafs-Vijve and Wielsbeke proper. On January 1, 2018, Wielsbeke had a total population of 9,584. The total area is 21.76 km² which gives a population density of 440 inhabitants per km².

Wielsbeke
Castle Hernieuwenburg, now town hall

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Wielsbeke
Location in Belgium
Location of Wielsbeke in West Flanders
Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°22′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementTielt
Government
  MayorJan Stevens
  Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
  Total21.76 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total9,584
  Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
8710
Area codes056
Websitewww.wielsbeke.be

Notable people

  • Jan Cal (b. Wielsbeke, 1956), founder of Option N.V.
  • Niko Eeckhout, a professional road racing cyclist. He was the champion of Belgium in 2006.
  • Noël Demeulenaere, a person who has a lot of influence in cyclism and former mayor of the village.
  • Wim Vromant writes books for children.

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