Moorslede

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Moorslede
Municipality
Moorslede town hall
Moorslede town hall
Flag of Moorslede
Flag
Coat of arms of Moorslede
Coat of arms
Moorslede is located in Belgium
Moorslede
Moorslede
Location in Belgium
Location of Moorslede in West Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°04′E / 50.883°N 3.067°E / 50.883; 3.067Coordinates: 50°53′N 03°04′E / 50.883°N 3.067°E / 50.883; 3.067
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementRoeselare
Government
 • MayorWard Vergote
 • Governing party/iesVisie/Pro
Area
 • Total35.34 km2 (13.64 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total11,015
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Postal codes8890
Area codes051
Websitewww.moorslede.be

Moorslede is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Dadizele, Slypskapelle and Moorslede proper. On 1 January 2006, Moorslede had a total population of 10,618. The total area is 35.34 km² which gives a population density of 300 inhabitants per km².

History

Moorslede was home to the 1950 UCI World Championships, won by Briek Schotte.

Notable inhabitants

  • Constant Lievens (1856-1893), the apostle of the Chota Nagpur, was born in Moorslede.
  • Emiel Jacques nl:Emiel Jacques (Moorslede 1874 - Michigan, 1937) was a Flemish painter, illustrator and professor, best known for his flax paintings.
  • Camille Cools (1874, Moorslede - 1916, Detroit, USA) was the founder, editor and publisher of the Gazette van Detroit. [1]

References

External links

  • Media related to Moorslede at Wikimedia Commons