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Uitkerke is in West Flanders and is part of the coastal city of Blankenberge, Belgium. The two neighboring communities were officially united in the early 1970s.


Uitkerke, as an independent village, is more than a thousand years old. Historically, since its main occupation was agriculture, it once occupied more in territory than its neighbor, Blankenberge.


Translated from the Flemish Uitkerke means "outer church".

Coordinates: 51°18′12″N 3°08′34″E / 51.3033°N 3.1429°E / 51.3033; 3.1429