Lierde

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Lierde
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Lierde
Flag
Coat of arms of Lierde
Coat of arms
Lierde is located in Belgium
Lierde
Lierde
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°49′E / 50.800°N 3.817°E / 50.800; 3.817Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°49′E / 50.800°N 3.817°E / 50.800; 3.817
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Oudenaarde
Government
 • Mayor Marc De Brakeleer (LIERDE)
 • Governing party/ies LIERDE, CL
Area
 • Total 26.13 km2 (10.09 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 6,542
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Postal codes 9570-9571-9572
Area codes 055-054
Website www.lierde.be

Lierde (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈl̪iːrd̪ə]) is a municipality located in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the towns of Deftinge, Hemelveerdegem, Sint-Maria-Lierde and Sint-Martens-Lierde. On January 1, 2006 Lierde had a total population of 6,399. The total area is 26.13 km² which gives a population density of 245 inhabitants per km². Lierde borders to Brakel, Zottegem, Herzele and Geraardsbergen. Lierde is known by the Ronde van vlaanderen, a bike race where cyclists climb all the hills of the flemisch ardennes.

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