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Coordinates: 51°14′30″N 3°14′59″E / 51.24167°N 3.24972°E / 51.24167; 3.24972
Country Belgium
Province  West Flanders
Municipality Bruges
 • Total 4.17 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 3,164
 • Density 759/km2 (1,970/sq mi)
  Source: NIS
Postal code 8000

Koolkerke is suburb of Bruges in the province of West Flanders in Belgium.

Its name derives from Kool, a short version of the name Nicolas, hence from the church of St Nicholas. The church in Koolkerke was named by the settlement's founder, Nicolaas Gaillaerd.[1]

Other local attractions include the old windmill Ter Panne,[2] and the Groene Poort castle, Dudzeelse steenweg 460 (now called Château Rougesse).[3]

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Coordinates: 51°14′N 03°15′E / 51.233°N 3.250°E / 51.233; 3.250