Knesselare

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Knesselare
Town centre and Saint Willibrord Church
Town centre and Saint Willibrord Church
Flag of Knesselare
Flag
Coat of arms of Knesselare
Coat of arms
Knesselare is located in Belgium
Knesselare
Knesselare
Location in Belgium
Location of Knesselare in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°25′E / 51.133°N 3.417°E / 51.133; 3.417Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°25′E / 51.133°N 3.417°E / 51.133; 3.417
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorErné De Blaere
 • Governing party/iesGroep 9910
Area
 • Total37.27 km2 (14.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total8,236
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Postal codes
9910
Area codes09
Websitewww.knesselare.be

Knesselare (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈknɛsəlaːrə]) is a former municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Knesselare proper and Ursel [nl]. On August 1, 2015, Knesselare had a total population of 8,171.[2] The total area is 37.27 km² which gives a population density of 219 inhabitants per km².

The municipality's name is derived from the Germanic words "klisse" (herb) and "laar", (a soggy brushwood terrain).[3]

Effective 1 January 2019, the municipality was merged into Aalter.

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  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "IBZ Institution et Population" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  3. ^ "Knesselare". Our Meetjesland. Retrieved 2006-04-12.

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