Kluisbergen

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Kluisbergen
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Flag of Kluisbergen
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Coat of arms of Kluisbergen
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Kluisbergen is located in Belgium
Kluisbergen
Kluisbergen
Location in Belgium
Location of Kluisbergen in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°47′N 03°31′E / 50.783°N 3.517°E / 50.783; 3.517Coordinates: 50°47′N 03°31′E / 50.783°N 3.517°E / 50.783; 3.517
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementOudenaarde
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Willequet
 • Governing party/iesGB
Area
 • Total30.38 km2 (11.73 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total6,447
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
Postal codes
9690
Area codes0032
Websitewww.kluisbergen.be

Kluisbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈklœy̯zbɛrɣə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Berchem (Kluisbergen) [nl], Kwaremont, Ruien [nl] and Zulzeke [nl]. On January 1, 2006, Kluisbergen had a total population of 6,161. The total area is 30.38 km² which gives a population density of 203 inhabitants per km². It is well known for its various hills that are popular among cyclists. The town of Ruien is the largest and has some outdoor facilities. Kwaremont has the title of "Artist Village" because of its numerous painters and art galleries. Kluisbergen is also home to the "Kluisbos", a forest which has 2 ancient standing stones, dating back to Roman times.

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