Wielsbeke

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Wielsbeke
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Wielsbeke
Flag
Coat of arms of Wielsbeke
Coat of arms
Wielsbeke is located in Belgium
Wielsbeke
Wielsbeke
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°22′E / 50.900°N 3.367°E / 50.900; 3.367Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°22′E / 50.900°N 3.367°E / 50.900; 3.367
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Tielt
Government
 • Mayor Jan Stevens
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 21.76 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 9,188
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 8710
Area codes 056
Website www.wielsbeke.be

Wielsbeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Ooigem, Sint-Baafs-Vijve and Wielsbeke proper. On January 1, 2006 Wielsbeke had a total population of 8,906. The total area is 21.76 km² which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per km².

Notable people[edit]

  • Jan Cal (b. Wielsbeke, 1956), founder of Option N.V.
  • Niko Eeckhout, a professional road racing cyclist. He was the champion of Belgium in 2006.
  • Noël Demeulenaere, a person who has a lot of influence in cyclism and former mayor of the village.
  • Wim Vromant writes books for children.

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