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Municipality of Belgium
Assenede town hall
Assenede town hall
Coat of arms of Assenede
Coat of arms
Assenede is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 03°45′E / 51.233°N 3.750°E / 51.233; 3.750Coordinates: 51°14′N 03°45′E / 51.233°N 3.750°E / 51.233; 3.750
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Eeklo
 • Mayor Philippe De Coninck
 • Governing party/ies Samenplus
 • Total 87.22 km2 (33.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 13,942
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Postal codes 9960, 9961, 9968
Area codes 09

Assenede (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈ(ʔ)ɑs̪ən̪eːd̪ə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Assenede proper, Bassevelde (nl), Boekhoute and Oosteeklo (nl). On January 1, 2006 Assenede had a total population of 13,552. The total area is 87.22 km² which gives a population density of 155 inhabitants per km².


Assenede is one of the oldest villages in Flanders, the earliest mention of Assenede date back to as early as the 10th century.

Local historic research is done by the "Twee Ambachten". Ethnologically there is no consensus about the name Assenede. According to some sources the name comes from "essen aan de Ede". The "es" means "ash" and "Ede" was a medium size stream.



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