Teralfene is a village in the municipality of Affligem, Belgium. It has an area of 244 ha (602.94 acres). The other communities in Affligem are Hekelgem and Essene.
During the post-Carolingian period, Teralfene belonged to the shire of Brabant. As from 1056 it was part of a German fief that was granted to the counts of Flanders (the so-called Imperial Flanders). During the French period (1796-1815) Teralfene was part of the Dijle-territory. During the Dutch period (1815-1830), this department was transformed to the province Zuid-Brabant by Willem I of Orange. Until the end of 1976, Teralfene was an independent municipality.
List of mayors
This list contains the known mayors of Teralfene until the merger into Affligem.
- 1797: Joannes Van Nieuwenhove (agent municipal)
- 1798: Jean Baptiste Vaerman (agent municipal)
- 1799: Jean Verhaevert (agent municipal)
- 1800-1803: Mathias Gruber (acting mayor, from Asse)
- 1804-1808: Adrien Joseph De Bisschop
- 1809-1811: Jean Baptiste Vaerman
- 1812-1829: Jan Baptiste Van Nieuwenhove
- 1830-1835: Adriaan Frans Asselman
- 1836-1860: Ferdinand Van Den Plas
- 1861-1898: Nicolaas Van Den Plas
- 1899- : Egied Bosteels
- 1900-1911: Josephus Bernardus Van Nieuwenborgh
- 1912-1920: Jean Baptiste Callebaut
- 1921-1938: Alfons Van Vaerenbergh
- 1939-1940: Eugeen Bosteels
- 1941-1944: Alfons De Bisschop
- 1944-1946: Eugeen Bosteels
- 1947-1952: Jozef Van Vaerenbergh
- 1953-1970: Edmond Geeraerts
- 1971-1976: Frans Van Den Borre
Before Teralfene became part of Affligem, two political parties were prominent at the local level: the Dries and the Daal-party, each named after an area of the village. Both parties originated from a disagreement over an inheritance, and divided Teralfene since 1850. The Daal and Dries parties had about equal power, and election victories switched constantly for over 100 years.
|number of inhabitants||697||737||903||1.062||1.135||1.231||1.337||1.420||1.494|
20th Century until 1976 (year of merger into Affligem)
|number of inhabitants||1.714||1.983||2.063||2.344||2.618||3.138||3.363||3.540|
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