Wichelen

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Wichelen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Wichelen
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Coat of arms of Wichelen
Coat of arms
Wichelen is located in Belgium
Wichelen
Wichelen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°58′E / 51.000°N 3.967°E / 51.000; 3.967Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°58′E / 51.000°N 3.967°E / 51.000; 3.967
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Dendermonde
Government
 • Mayor Kenneth Taylor
 • Governing party/ies Samen, SP.A-Spirit
Area
 • Total 22.87 km2 (8.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 11,374
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 9260
Area codes 09
Website www.wichelen.be

Wichelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈβ̞ɪx̟əl̪ə(n̪)]) is a municipality located in the Denderstreek in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Schellebelle, Serskamp and Wichelen proper. Wichelen is crossed by the Molenbeek in Schellebelle, Serskamp and Wichelen. On January 1, 2006 Wichelen had a total population of 11,145. The total area is 22.87 km² which gives a population density of 487 inhabitants per km².

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