Zwevegem

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Zwevegem
Municipality
Zwevegem former town hall
Zwevegem former town hall
Flag of Zwevegem
Flag
Coat of arms of Zwevegem
Coat of arms
Zwevegem is located in Belgium
Zwevegem
Zwevegem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°20′E / 50.800°N 3.333°E / 50.800; 3.333Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°20′E / 50.800°N 3.333°E / 50.800; 3.333
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
Government
 • Mayor Marc Doutreluingne
 • Governing party/ies gemeentebelangen
Area
 • Total 63.24 km2 (24.42 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 24,209
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Postal codes 8550-8554
Area codes 056
Website www.zwevegem.be

Zwevegem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Heestert, Moen, Otegem, Sint-Denijs and Zwevegem proper. On January 1, 2006, Zwevegem had a total population of 24,209. The total area is 63.24 km² which gives a population density of 380 inhabitants per km².

The Bekaert company was founded in Zwevegem by Baron Leon Leander Bekaert.

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