Aalter

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Aalter
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Aalter
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Coat of arms of Aalter
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Aalter is located in Belgium
Aalter
Aalter
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°05′N 03°27′E / 51.083°N 3.450°E / 51.083; 3.450Coordinates: 51°05′N 03°27′E / 51.083°N 3.450°E / 51.083; 3.450
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Government
 • Mayor Pieter De Crem (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 81.92 km2 (31.63 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 19,860
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Postal codes 9880
Area codes 09
Website www.aalter.be

Aalter (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈ(ʔ)äːl̪t̪ər]) is a municipality located between Bruges and Ghent in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Aalter, Bellem, Lotenhulle and Poeke. It is bordered on the north by Knesselare, on the east by Zomergem and Nevele, on the south by Deinze, and on the west by the province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2007 Aalter had a total population of 18,887. The total area is 81.92 km² which gives a population density of 231 inhabitants per km². The mayor is Pieter De Crem.

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