Knesselare

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Knesselare
Municipality of Belgium
Saint Willibrord churche in Knesselare
Saint Willibrord churche in Knesselare
Flag of Knesselare
Flag
Coat of arms of Knesselare
Coat of arms
Knesselare is located in Belgium
Knesselare
Knesselare
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°25′E / 51.133°N 3.417°E / 51.133; 3.417Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°25′E / 51.133°N 3.417°E / 51.133; 3.417
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Government
 • Mayor Fredy Tanghe
 • Governing party/ies Groep 9910
Area
 • Total 37.27 km2 (14.39 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,216
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Postal codes 9910
Area codes 09
Website www.knesselare.be

Knesselare (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkn̪ɛs̪əl̪äːrə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Knesselare proper and Ursel (nl). On January 1, 2006 Knesselare had a total population of 7,885. The total area is 37.27 km² which gives a population density of 212 inhabitants per km².

The municipality's name is derived from the Germanic words "klisse" (herb) and "laar", (a soggy brushwood terrain).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Knesselare". Our Meetjesland. Retrieved 2006-04-12. 

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