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|• Mayor||Pieter De Crem (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||81.92 km2 (31.63 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
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 will be merged into Aalter.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Aalter at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website - Only available in Dutch
- Page about Aalter on rootsweb.com
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