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Flag of Wachtebeke
Coat of arms of Wachtebeke
Coat of arms
Wachtebeke is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°10′N 03°52′E / 51.167°N 3.867°E / 51.167; 3.867Coordinates: 51°10′N 03°52′E / 51.167°N 3.867°E / 51.167; 3.867
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
 • Mayor Rudy van Cronenburg
 • Total 34.53 km2 (13.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 7,588
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Postal codes 9185
Area codes 09
Website www.wachtebeke.be

Wachtebeke (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɑxtəbeːkə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Wachtebeke proper, and a smaller town: Overslag.[2] On January 1, 2006, Wachtebeke had a total population of 6,881. The total area is 34.53 km² which gives a population density of 199 inhabitants per square kilometre|km².

The current mayor of Wachtebeke (as of 2012) is Rudy van Cronenburg.

The Langelede is a small canal and corresponding residential street in the town. The neighborhood is slowly migrating from a poor agricultural environment towards a higher middle-class residential area.

In Wachtebeke lies the provincial park Puyenbroeck [3]

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