Merelbeke

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Merelbeke
Municipality of Belgium
Church of Schelderode (2009)
Church of Schelderode (2009)
Flag of Merelbeke
Flag
Coat of arms of Merelbeke
Coat of arms
Merelbeke is located in Belgium
Merelbeke
Merelbeke
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°45′E / 51.000°N 3.750°E / 51.000; 3.750Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°45′E / 51.000°N 3.750°E / 51.000; 3.750
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Government
 • Mayor Filip Thienpont (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD, SP.A
Area
 • Total 36.65 km2 (14.15 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 23,505
 • Density 640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal codes 9820
Area codes 09
Website www.merelbeke.be

Merelbeke (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmeːrəl̪beːkə]) is a municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders, in Belgium. The municipality comprises the villages of Bottelare, Lemberge, Melsen, Merelbeke proper, Munte and Schelderode. On January 1, 2006, Merelbeke had a total population of 22,353. The total area is 36.65 km² which gives a population density of 610 inhabitants per km².

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