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|• Mayor||Lieven Vantieghem (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, sp.a|
|• Total||21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
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.
- Bert De Graeve, (b. 1955 in Avelgem), businessman
- Marc Demeyer, (b. 1950 in Avelgem), cyclist
- Joost van Eeden, (b. 1991 in Leiden), roots
- André Decoster, (b. 1959 in Avelgem), Economist
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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