Zedelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzeːdəlɣɛm]; West Flemish: Zillegem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Aartrijke, Loppem, Veldegem and Zedelgem proper. On January 1, 2006, Zedelgem had a total population of 21,835. The total area is 60.34 km² which gives a population density of 362 inhabitants per km².
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Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E|
|• Mayor||Annick Vermeulen (CD&V-NW)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V-NW|
|• Total||60.34 km2 (23.30 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (970/sq mi)|
Zedelgem and the surrounding area was home to a prisoner-of-war camp towards the end of World War II. Although the camp was disbanded and prisoners released after the war, the site remained military domain until 1994. It is now a nature park.
- F.R. Boschvogel (1902–1994), writer.
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.