Zulte

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Zulte
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Zulte
Flag
Coat of arms of Zulte
Coat of arms
Zulte is located in Belgium
Zulte
Zulte
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°55′N 03°26′E / 50.917°N 3.433°E / 50.917; 3.433Coordinates: 50°55′N 03°26′E / 50.917°N 3.433°E / 50.917; 3.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
Government
 • Mayor Simon Lagrange
 • Governing party/ies Open Zulte, N-VA and GVZ
Area
 • Total 32.52 km2 (12.56 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 15,288
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 9870
Area codes 09
Website www.zulte.be

Zulte (Dutch pronunciation: [ ˈz̪ʏl̪t̪ə]) is a Belgian municipality located in Flanders and in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Machelen, Olsene and Zulte proper. On January 1, 2006 Zulte had a total population of 14,611. The total area is 32.52 km² which gives a population density of 449 inhabitants per km².

The town used to have its own beer since 1891 (simply called Zulte) but today they are part of Alken-Maes breweries. The main football club from Zulte merged with KSV Waregem to form a team called SV Zulte Waregem that plays in the Belgian Pro League as of 2006.

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