Lierde

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Lierde
Municipality
Lierde town hall
Lierde town hall
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 2013)[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: [ˈliːrdə]) 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 for the Ronde van vlaanderen, a bike race where cyclists climb all the hills of the Flemish Ardennes.

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