Middelkerke town hall
|• Mayor||Jana Rommel-Opstaele (Open Vld)|
|• Governing party/ies||Open Vld, CD&V|
|• Total||75.65 km2 (29.21 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||250/km2 (660/sq mi)|
Middelkerke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, on the North Sea, west of Ostend. The municipality comprises the villages of Leffinge, Lombardsijde, Mannekensvere, Middelkerke proper, Schore, Sint-Pieters-Kapelle, Slijpe, Westende and Wilskerke. On January 1, 2006, Middelkerke had a total population of 17,841. The total area is 75.65 km² which gives a population density of 236 inhabitants per km².
The first reference of 'Middelkerca' is found in 1218. Before 1876 it mainly was a farming settlement.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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