Avelgem

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Avelgem
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Avelgem
Flag
Coat of arms of Avelgem
Coat of arms
Avelgem is located in Belgium
Avelgem
Avelgem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
Government
 • Mayor Lieven Vantieghem
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 9,641
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 8580-8583
Area codes 056
Website www.avelgem.be

Avelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈ(ʔ)äːvəl̪ɣ̟ɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Avelgem proper, Bossuit, Kerkhove, Outrijve and Waarmaarde. On January 1, 2006 Avelgem had a total population of 9,457. The total area is 21.75 km² which gives a population density of 435 inhabitants per km². It has a famous building named 'Spikkerelle', where people can watch movies, theater, exhibitions and there's a room which can be organized into partying.

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