|• Mayor||Roland Uyttendaele (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, VLD|
|• Total||29.69 km2 (11.46 sq mi)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Area codes||053, 09|
The municipality comprises the sub-municipalities of Impe, Lede proper, Oordegem, Smetlede, Wanzele, and the hamlet of Papegem. All the sub-municipalities and also the hamlet are crossed by the Molenbeek.
The Lede Formation (Dutch: Formatie van Lede; abbreviation: Ld) is a geologic formation in the subsurface of Belgium. The formation is named after Lede. It consists of shallow-marine limestone and sandstone, deposited in the former sea that covered Belgium during the Eocene. The bluestone (for roads) and in particular the yellow-brown calcareous sandstone extracted from quarries in Lede and neighbouring areas, were widely used during the 15th to 18th century as construction material for religious and civil buildings.
Lede is known for a statue of the Virgin Mary, called "Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-van-Zeven-Smarten" (Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows), to which a local legend attributes magical powers. The statue attracts many pilgrims. The statue is taken around in a procession during a Sunday in June, after the biannual nine-day festival. The local church, built in 1496, houses the statue.
- House of Bette (Marquess of Lede)
- Julius de Geyter
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-22.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) (in Dutch)
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