|Municipality of Belgium|
Koksijde Zeedijk (Seadike)
|• Mayor||Marc Vanden Bussche (Open VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD, STeM-N-VA, sp.a|
|• Total||43.96 km2 (16.97 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
On January 1, 2006 Koksijde municipality had a total population of 21,269 on a total area of 43.96 km², which gives a population density of 484 inhabitants per km².
The mayor of Koksijde since 2000 is Marc Vandenbussche.
The old town centre of Koksijde is located about two kilometers from the shoreline. Close by the sea, a new tourist centre, Koksijde-bad, has developed. A bit to the west on the territory is the hamlet of Sint-Idesbald. The old town centre of Oostduinkerke is located more than one kilometer from the coastline as well, with Oostduinkerke-bad close to the sea. Over 4 kilometers inland is the rural polder village of Wulpen.
Koksijde borders the following villages and municipalities:
- Nieuwpoort (city)
- Ramskapelle (Nieuwpoort)
- Booitshoeke (Veurne)
- Veurne (city)
- Adinkerke (municipality De Panne)
- De Panne (municipality)
The museum of the historical Abbey of Ten Duinen is set in a modern building, explaining the religious and cultural importance of this abbey throughout history and showing the daily life of Cistercian monks from the early Middle Ages, beginning in 1107 till the death of the last monk in 1833. The archeological site has been restored, and is open to the public. The attic of the museum contains a remarkable collection of liturgical silver ware.
The British Military Cemetery (1940–1945) bears witness to British sacrifices in the Battle of Dunkirk.
The Paul Delvaux museum in St-Idesbald houses the largest collection of paintings from this Belgian surrealist painter in the world.
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Koksijde - Oostduinkerke.|
- Official website - Information available in Dutch and limited information available in French, English and German
- Koksijde travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Koksijde's Cinema official website - (Dutch) (French)
- Koksijde Latin Club - Koksijde's yearly salsa festival. (Dutch)