Houthulst

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Houthulst
Houthulst town hall
Houthulst town hall
Flag of Houthulst
Flag
Coat of arms of Houthulst
Coat of arms
Houthulst is located in Belgium
Houthulst
Houthulst
Location in Belgium
Location of Houthulst in West Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°59′N 02°57′E / 50.983°N 2.950°E / 50.983; 2.950Coordinates: 50°59′N 02°57′E / 50.983°N 2.950°E / 50.983; 2.950
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementDiksmuide
Government
 • MayorAnn Vansteenkiste (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, sp.a Open
Area
 • Total55.89 km2 (21.58 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total10,028
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Postal codes
8650
Area codes051
Websitewww.houthulst.be

Houthulst (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦʌutɦɵlst]) (West Flemish: Outulst) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Houthulst proper, Jonkershove, Klerken and Merkem. On January 1, 2006, Houthulst had a total population of 9,051. The total area is 55.89 km² which gives a population density of 162 inhabitants per km².

Landmarks[edit]

  • De "Sint-Jan Baptistkerk" (Church of Saint John the Baptist), rebuilt in 1924 after being completely destroyed during World War I.
  • The Belgian Military Cemetery [nl], containing the graves of almost 1800 Belgian soldiers, killed during World War I. The cemetery also contains 81 Italian graves. Most of the soldiers who have been buried here were killed during the final assault on the Germans on September 28, 1918, to liberate the Vrijbos forest.
Houthulst - Military Cemetery

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