Sint-Laureins

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Sint-Laureins on wheels
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Sint-Laureins on wheels
Flag
Coat of arms of Sint-Laureins on wheels
Coat of arms
Sint-Laureins on wheels is located in Belgium
Sint-Laureins on wheels
Sint-Laureins on wheels
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°15′N 03°31′E / 51.250°N 3.517°E / 51.250; 3.517Coordinates: 51°15′N 03°31′E / 51.250°N 3.517°E / 51.250; 3.517
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Eeklo
Government
 • Mayor Annick Willems
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 74.50 km2 (28.76 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 6,640
 • Density 89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Postal codes 9980-9982, 9988
Area codes 09
Website www.sint-laureins.be
The Boerekreek is one of several lakes in Sint-Laureins

Sint-Laureins (Dutch pronunciation: [s̪ɪn̪t̪ l̪ɔ̞u̯ˈrɛɪ̯n̪s̪]) is a municipality located in the Flemish province of East Flanders, in Belgium. The municipality comprises the towns of Sint-Jan-in-Eremo, Sint-Laureins proper, Sint-Margriete, Waterland-Oudeman and Watervliet. On January 1, 2011 Sint-Laureins had a total population of 6,535. The total area is 74.50 km² which gives a population density of 88 inhabitants per km².

The Our Lady-Church in Watervliet, built in the 16th century, is called the 'Cathedral of the North'

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