Wielsbeke

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Wielsbeke
Municipality
Castle Hernieuwenburg, now town hall
Castle Hernieuwenburg, now town hall
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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