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Municipality of Belgium
Lovendegem, seen across the Ghent-Bruges Canal
Lovendegem, seen across the Ghent-Bruges Canal
Flag of Lovendegem
Coat of arms of Lovendegem
Coat of arms
Lovendegem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°06′N 03°36′E / 51.100°N 3.600°E / 51.100; 3.600Coordinates: 51°06′N 03°36′E / 51.100°N 3.600°E / 51.100; 3.600
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
 • Mayor Christiaan De Wispelaere
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
 • Total 19.48 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 9,469
 • Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 9920, 9921
Area codes 09

Lovendegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌlo̞ːˈvɛn̪d̪əɣ̟ɛm]) is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Lovendegem proper and Vinderhoute.[2] On January 1, 2006 Lovendegem had a total population of 9,358. The total area is 19.48 km² which gives a population density of 480 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The name of the town was first recorded as Lovendenghiem in 1150,[3] but there are traces of human settlements back to the Iron Age.

The Ghent-Bruges Canal crosses the municipality, with the town of Lovendegem to the north of the canal, and Vinderhoute to the south.


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  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Vinderhoute". 
  3. ^ "Lovendegem". 

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