Zedelgem

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Not to be confused with Zedelghem, a fictional place in the novel Cloud Atlas
Zedelgem
Municipality
Zedelgem Sint-Laurentiuskerk 2012.JPG
Flag of Zedelgem
Flag
Coat of arms of Zedelgem
Coat of arms
Zedelgem is located in Belgium
Zedelgem
Zedelgem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E / 51.133°N 3.133°E / 51.133; 3.133Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E / 51.133°N 3.133°E / 51.133; 3.133
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Bruges
Government
 • Mayor Hilaire Verhegge (CD&V-NW)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V-NW
Area
 • Total 60.34 km2 (23.30 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 22,320
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Postal codes 8210, 8211
Area codes 050
Website www.zedelgem.be

Zedelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzeːdəlɣɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Aartrijke, Loppem, Veldegem and Zedelgem proper. On January 1, 2006, Zedelgem had a total population of 21,835. The total area is 60.34 km² which gives a population density of 362 inhabitants per km².

Zedelgem and the surrounding area was home to a prisoner-of-war camp towards the end of World War II. Although the camp was disbanded and prisoners released after the war, the site remained military domain until 1994. It is now a nature park.

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