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Coordinates: 50°53′25″N 2°39′27″E / 50.89028°N 2.65750°E / 50.89028; 2.65750Coordinates: 50°53′25″N 2°39′27″E / 50.89028°N 2.65750°E / 50.89028; 2.65750
Country Belgium
Province  West Flanders
Municipality Poperinge
 • Total 13.10 km2 (5.06 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 1,394
  Source: NIS
Postal code 8972

Proven is a rural village in the Belgian province of West-Flanders, and a "deelgemeente" of the municipality Poperinge. The village has about 1400 inhabitants.

The church and parish of Proven are named after Saint Victor. The Saint Victor Church was rebuilt in 1806, after the late Gothic church from the early 17th century burnt down in 1802. In popular speech, the tower is called "peperbus" (pepper shaker).