Bredene

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Bredene
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Bredene
Flag
Coat of arms of Bredene
Coat of arms
Bredene is located in Belgium
Bredene
Bredene
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°58′E / 51.233°N 2.967°E / 51.233; 2.967Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°58′E / 51.233°N 2.967°E / 51.233; 2.967
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ostend
Government
 • Mayor Steve Vandeberghe
 • Governing party/ies SP.A
Area
 • Total 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 16,496
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 8450
Area codes 059
Website www.bredene.be

Bredene is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the town of Bredene proper. On January 1, 2006 Bredene had a total population of 15,118. The total area is 13.08 km² which gives a population density of 1156 inhabitants per km².

There is a nude beach (the only one in Belgium) near tram stop "Bredene Renbaan (Hippodroom)".

Bredene is situated at the Belgian coast and makes its income mostly out of tourism. In the period of July and August, the population doubles due to many events that attract people from everywhere.

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