Avelgem

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Avelgem
Municipality
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Flag of Avelgem
Flag
Coat of arms of Avelgem
Coat of arms
Avelgem is located in Belgium
Avelgem
Avelgem
Location in Belgium
Location of Avelgem in West-Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementKortrijk
Government
 • MayorLieven Vantieghem (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total10,045
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes8580-8583
Area codes056
Websitewww.avelgem.be

Avelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːvəlɣɛm]; West Flemish: Oavelgem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Avelgem proper, Bossuit, Kerkhove, Outrijve and Waarmaarde. On January 1, 2006, Avelgem had a total population of 9,457. The total area is 21.75 km² which gives a population density of 435 inhabitants per km².

It has a famous building named 'Spikkerelle', where people can watch movies, theater, exhibitions and there's a room which can be organized into partying.

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