Haaltert

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Haaltert
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Haaltert
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Coat of arms of Haaltert
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Haaltert is located in Belgium
Haaltert
Haaltert
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°54′N 04°00′E / 50.900°N 4.000°E / 50.900; 4.000Coordinates: 50°54′N 04°00′E / 50.900°N 4.000°E / 50.900; 4.000
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Aalst
Government
 • Mayor Roger Coppens (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD, sp.a
Area
 • Total 30.30 km2 (11.70 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 17,709
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal codes 9450, 9451
Area codes 053
Website www.haaltert.be

Haaltert (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦäːl̪t̪ərt̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the towns of Denderhoutem, Haaltert proper, Heldergem and Kerksken. Haaltert is crossed by the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Heldergem, Kerksken, and Haaltert. On January 1, 2006 Haaltert had a total population of 17,255. The total area is 30.30 km² which gives a population density of 569 inhabitants per km². The current mayor of Haaltert is Roger Coppens, from the VLD (Liberal) party.

There is a 205 hectare nature reserve Den Dotter in the sub-municipalities of Aaigem (municipality Erpe-Mere) and Heldergem (municipality Haaltert).

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