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Assenede old town hall
|• Mayor||Philippe De Coninck|
|• Governing party/ies||Samenplus|
|• Total||87.22 km2 (33.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
9960, 9961, 9968
Assenede (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑsəneːdə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Assenede proper, Bassevelde, Boekhoute and Oosteeklo. On 1 January 2006 Assenede had a total population of 13,552. The total area is 87.22 km² which gives a population density of 155 inhabitants per km².
Assenede stands on two different types of soil, to the west most of the land is pure sand and called "Houtland" (woodland), and the side towards the northeast is mainly polder of the marsh type because Assenede and Boekhoute bordered the sea during the Middle Ages. The harbor in Assenede disappeared around 1500 but a small canal called the Vliet maintained some access to the Boekhouter 's harbor that existed much longer, and was present to around 1946. The last polder dyke was closed after that year. The creeks are nature reserves.
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Rob Melchers, De Beaufort (Hilversum, 2014), suggests that the year 963 is a first appearance in historic writings.
- Media related to Assenede at Wikimedia Commons
- (in Dutch) Official website
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