Kruishoutem

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Kruishoutem
Municipality
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Flag of Kruishoutem
Flag
Coat of arms of Kruishoutem
Coat of arms
Kruishoutem is located in Belgium
Kruishoutem
Kruishoutem
Location in Belgium
Location of Kruishoutem in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°31′E / 50.900°N 3.517°E / 50.900; 3.517Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°31′E / 50.900°N 3.517°E / 50.900; 3.517
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Oudenaarde
Government
 • Mayor Joop Verzele
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 46.76 km2 (18.05 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 8,058
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Postal codes 9770-9772
Area codes 09
Website www.kruishoutem.be

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.


Church of Nokere

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