Arrondissement of Tielt

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Arrondissement of Tielt
Arrondissement Tielt
Arrondissement
Location of the arrondissement in West-Flanders
Location of the arrondissement in West-Flanders
Coordinates: 51°00′N 3°18′E / 51.0°N 3.3°E / 51.0; 3.3Coordinates: 51°00′N 3°18′E / 51.0°N 3.3°E / 51.0; 3.3
Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  West Flanders
Municipalities 9
Area
 • Total 329.79 km2 (127.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 91,065
 • Density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

The Arrondissement of Tielt (Dutch: Arrondissement Tielt; French: Arrondissement de Tielt) is one of the eight administrative arrondissements in the Province of West Flanders, Belgium.

History[edit]

The Arrondissement of Tielt was created in 1818 and originally comprised the cantons of Ruiselede and Tielt, which were ceded from the Arrondissement of Bruges, and the canton of Meulebeke, which was ceded from the Arrondissement of Kortrijk. In 1823, the arrondissements of Torhout and Wakken ceased to exist and, as a result, a number of municipalities which had previously been a part of the Arrondissement of Torhout and the canton of Oostrozebeke were added to the arrondissement.

The municipality of Ardooie was added in 1977 from the Arrondissement of Roeselare.

Municipalities[edit]

The administrative arrondissement of Tielt consists of the following municipalities: