Ruiselede

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Ruiselede
Municipality of Belgium
Village centre, with town hall and church of Our Lady
Village centre, with town hall and church of Our Lady
Coat of arms of Ruiselede
Coat of arms
Ruiselede is located in Belgium
Ruiselede
Ruiselede
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°02′N 03°23′E / 51.033°N 3.383°E / 51.033; 3.383Coordinates: 51°02′N 03°23′E / 51.033°N 3.383°E / 51.033; 3.383
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Tielt
Government
 • Mayor Greet De Roo
 • Governing party/ies RKD
Area
 • Total 30.20 km2 (11.66 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 5,174
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Postal codes 8755
Area codes 051
Website www.ruiselede.be

Ruiselede (historically Ruysselede) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. This town only comprises the town of Ruiselede proper. On January 1, 2006 Ruiselede had a total population of 5,113. The total area is 30.20 km² which gives a population density of 169 inhabitants per km².

Ruiselede was the location of a coastal radio site. From 1923 to 1940 it had a VLF aerial. On 30 December 1933, the mast was demolished when an aircraft collided with it.


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