Uitkerke

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Uitkerke is in West Flanders and is part of the coastal city of Blankenberge, Belgium. The two neighboring communities were officially united in the early 1970s.

History[edit]

Uitkerke, as an independent village, is more than a thousand years old. Historically, since its main occupation was agriculture, it once occupied more in territory than its neighbor, Blankenberge.

Derivation[edit]

Translated from the Flemish Uitkerke means "outer church".

Coordinates: 51°18′12″N 3°08′34″E / 51.3033°N 3.1429°E / 51.3033; 3.1429