This article relates to the Belgian coastal town of Blankenberge. For German towns with the near- homophonous names, see Blankenberg or Blankenburg
Blankenberge ( ) is a town and a [ˈblɑŋkəmbɛrɣə] municipality in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Blankenberge proper and the settlement of Uitkerke.
On 1 December 2011, Blankenberge had a total population of 19,322. The total area of the municipality is 17.41 km², giving a
population density of 1,110 inhabitants per km².
Like most other
Flemish coastal towns, a main characteristic of this one is that it is a national and to a certain extent international seaside resort.
Apart from the sandy beach, there's a structure unique along the Belgian coast: a 350-m long
pier, constructed in 1933.
Famous events [ edit ]
Two Day Marching event, every first weekend of May
[2 ] Klankenberge
Flower Parade (
Bloemencorso), every last Sunday of August
Famous inhabitants [ edit ]
Schools [ edit ]
Blankenberge has schools from both school networks in Belgium. The two
secondary schools are:
Both schools have numeral different elementary schools organized by the same instances.
Railways [ edit ]
Blankenberge railway station was opened in 1863. Trains operated by NMBS run towards Brussels, and the Kusttram run by De Lijn runs along the Belgian coast of the North Sea.
Gallery [ edit ]
One of the stairs up to the beach
Twin towns [ edit ]
twinned with: [4 ]
Every year a couple of students from Japan visit Blankenberge and live with families over here. Afterworth students from Blankenberge go and visit Chikura for eight days.
This is organised by vzw ‘Tweedaagse Voettocht van Blankenberge’. [5 ]
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