Mariakerke (West Flanders)

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Mariakerke is a seaside resort in the West Flanders province of Belgium. Previously a village of its own just to the west of Ostend, it now forms part of that town. It has 11,305 inhabitants.

History[edit]

The oldest reference to the town dates to 1171, when it is called S. Mariae Capella.

Coordinates: 51°12′42″N 2°52′17″E / 51.21167°N 2.87139°E / 51.21167; 2.87139