Herzele

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Herzele
Municipality
Herzele Castle
Herzele Castle
Flag of Herzele
Flag
Coat of arms of Herzele
Coat of arms
Herzele is located in Belgium
Herzele
Herzele
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°53′E / 50.883°N 3.883°E / 50.883; 3.883Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°53′E / 50.883°N 3.883°E / 50.883; 3.883
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Aalst
Government
 • Mayor Johan Van Tittelboom (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD, SP.A
Area
 • Total 47.40 km2 (18.30 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 17,224
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Postal codes 9550-9552
Area codes 053, 054, 09
Website www.herzele.be
For the town in French Flanders, see Herzeele.

Herzele (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɛrzeːlə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the towns of Borsbeke, Herzele proper, Hillegem, Ressegem, Sint-Antelinks, Sint-Lievens-Esse, Steenhuize-Wijnhuize and Woubrechtegem. On January 1, 2006, Herzele had a total population of 16,709. The total area is 47.40 km² which gives a population density of 353 inhabitants per km². The current mayor of Herzele is Johan Van Tittelboom, from the Open Flemish Liberals and Democrats party.

Herzele is crossed by two brooks, the Molenbeek in Borsbeke, Herzele, Ressegem, and Hillegem, as well as the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Herzele, Sint-Lievens-Esse, Woubrechtegem, and Ressegem.


Church of Ressegem

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