Zwevegem

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Zwevegem
Municipality of Belgium
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
former city hall

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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(Dutch) Official Website