Aalter

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Aalter
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Aalter is located in Belgium
Aalter
Aalter
Location in Belgium
Location of Aalter in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°05′N 03°27′E / 51.083°N 3.450°E / 51.083; 3.450Coordinates: 51°05′N 03°27′E / 51.083°N 3.450°E / 51.083; 3.450
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorPieter De Crem (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total81.92 km2 (31.63 sq mi)
Postal codes
9880
Area codes09
Websitewww.aalter.be

Aalter (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːltər]) is a municipality located between Bruges and Ghent in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Aalter, Bellem, Lotenhulle and Poeke. It is bordered on the north by Knesselare, on the east by Zomergem and Nevele, on the south by Deinze, and on the west by the province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2007, Aalter had a total population of 18,887. The total area is 81.92 km² which gives a population density of 231 inhabitants per km². The mayor is Pieter De Crem.

Effective 1 January 2019, the municipality of Knesselare was merged into Aalter.

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