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Flag of Zottegem
Coat of arms of Zottegem
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Zottegem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°52′N 03°48′E / 50.867°N 3.800°E / 50.867; 3.800Coordinates: 50°52′N 03°48′E / 50.867°N 3.800°E / 50.867; 3.800
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Aalst
 • Mayor Jenne De Potter (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
 • Total 56.66 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 25,899
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 9620
Area codes 09
Website www.zottegem.be

Zottegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzɔtəɣɛm]) is a municipality located in Belgium and more particularly in Flanders, in the province of East Flanders.[a] The municipality comprises the town of Zottegem proper and the villages of Elene, Erwetegem, Godveerdegem, Grotenberge, Leeuwergem, Oombergen, Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Strijpen and Velzeke-Ruddershove. On January 1, 2006, Zottegem had a total population of 24,548. The total area is 56.66 km² which gives a population density of 433 inhabitants per km².

Zottegem is crossed by two brooks, the Molenbeek in Grotenberge and Leeuwergem, as well as the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Godveerdegem, Erwetegem, and Grotenberge.

With its beautiful nature Zottegem is part of the geographical area Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes) and the Denderstreek. There is also a little village in Zottegem Bevegem that was never a municipality before.

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  1. ^ Sotteghem and Sottegem in older English language sources.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Zottegem at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website - Information available in Dutch and limited information available in English, French and German