Moorslede

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Moorslede
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Moorslede
Flag
Coat of arms of Moorslede
Coat of arms
Moorslede is located in Belgium
Moorslede
Moorslede
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°04′E / 50.883°N 3.067°E / 50.883; 3.067Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°04′E / 50.883°N 3.067°E / 50.883; 3.067
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Roeselare
Government
 • Mayor Ward Vergote
 • Governing party/ies Visie/Pro
Area
 • Total 35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 10,925
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes 8890
Area codes 051
Website www.moorslede.be

Moorslede is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Dadizele, Slypskapelle and Moorslede proper. On 1 January 2006, Moorslede had a total population of 10,618. The total area is 35.34 km² which gives a population density of 300 inhabitants per km².

Notable inhabitants[edit]

  • Constant Lievens (1856-1893), the apostle of the Chota Nagpur, was born in Moorslede.
  • Emiel Jacques nl:Emiel Jacques (Moorslede 1874 - Michigan, 1937) was a Flemish painter, illustrator and professor, best known for his flax paintings.
  • Camille Cools (1874, Moorslede - 1916, Detroit, USA) was the founder, editor and publisher of the Gazette van Detroit. [1]

History[edit]

Moorslede was home to the 1950 UCI World Championships, won by Briek Schotte.

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