Zedelgem

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.

Zedelgem

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Zedelgem
Location in Belgium
Location of Zedelgem in West Flanders
Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementBruges
Government
  MayorAnnick Vermeulen (CD&V-NW)
  Governing party/iesCD&V-NW
Area
  Total60.34 km2 (23.30 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total22,635
  Density380/km2 (970/sq mi)
Postal codes
8210, 8211
Area codes050
Websitewww.zedelgem.be

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.

Notable people

  • F.R. Boschvogel (1902–1994), writer.

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