Mesen

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Mesen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Mesen
Flag
Coat of arms of Mesen
Coat of arms
Mesen is located in Belgium
Mesen
Mesen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ypres
Government
 • Mayor Sandy Evrard (MLM)
 • Governing party/ies MLM
Area
 • Total 3.58 km2 (1.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 952
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Postal codes 8957
Area codes 057
Website www.mesen.be

Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English) is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2006, Mesen had a total population of 988. The total area is 3.58 km² which gives a population density of 276 inhabitants per km².

The municipality comprises only one main settlement, the town of Mesen proper. An exclave to the west of the main territory is surrounded by the municipalities of Heuvelland and Comines-Warneton.

The territory of Mesen (marked 'I') and its immediate neighbours. Built-up areas are shown in yellow.

Villages neighbouring the municipality:

Mesen is the smallest city in Belgium. It is a municipality with language facilities.

Mesen is twinned with Featherston in New Zealand in part due to the location of the New Zealand World War I Memorial, which has annual Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April.

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