Destelbergen

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Destelbergen
Destelbergen - Town hall and church 1.jpg
Flag of Destelbergen
Flag
Coat of arms of Destelbergen
Coat of arms
Destelbergen is located in Belgium
Destelbergen
Destelbergen
Location in Belgium
Location of Destelbergen in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°3′N 3°48′E / 51.050°N 3.800°E / 51.050; 3.800Coordinates: 51°3′N 3°48′E / 51.050°N 3.800°E / 51.050; 3.800
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorMarc De Pauw (VLD)
 • Governing party/iesVLD, CD&V
Area
 • Total26.56 km2 (10.25 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total17,982
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal codes
9070
Area codes09
Websitewww.destelbergen.be

Destelbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌdɛstəlˈbɛrɣə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Destelbergen proper and Heusden and was created on January 1, 1977, by the fusion of these two municipalities. Its western border touches the municipality of Ghent and Melle and is formed by an ancient silted up branch of the river Scheldt.

On January 1, 2011, Destelbergen had a total population of 17,636. The total area is 26.56 km² which gives a population density of 664 inhabitants per km².

Attractions are the many residential castles, a Gaulish farmhouse, and the Damvallei nature reserve.

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