Moorslede

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Moorslede
Municipality
Moorslede town hall
Moorslede town hall
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.

History[edit]

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

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]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Moorslede at Wikimedia Commons