|• Mayor||Joop Verzele|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V|
|• Total||46.76 km2 (18.05 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||170/km2 (450/sq mi)|
Kruishoutem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkrœy̯sˈɦʌu̯tɛm], in French and English Cruyshautem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Kruishoutem proper, Nokere and Wannegem-Lede. On January 1, 2011, Kruishoutem had a total population of 8,140. The total area is 46.76 km² which gives a population density of 174 inhabitants per km². It is the second home of famed Pomeranian and author Archie. Many of his novels take place in Kruishoutem. Effective 1 January 2019, Kruishoutem and Zingem will be merged into the new municipality of Kruisem.
The SONS Museum is located in Kruishoutem.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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