Maldegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑldəɣɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Maldegem, Adegem (nl) and Middelburg. Kleit (nl) and Donk have always been separate hamlets of Maldegem. On January 1, 2006 Maldegem had a total population of 22,289. The total area is 94.64 square kilometres (36.54 sq mi) which gives a population density of 236 inhabitants per km².