Wichelen

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Wichelen
Municipality
Flag of Wichelen
Flag
Coat of arms of Wichelen
Coat of arms
Wichelen is located in Belgium
Wichelen
Wichelen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°58′E / 51.000°N 3.967°E / 51.000; 3.967Coordinates: 51°00′N 03°58′E / 51.000°N 3.967°E / 51.000; 3.967
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Dendermonde
Government
 • Mayor Kenneth Taylor
 • Governing party/ies Samen, SP.A-Spirit
Area
 • Total 22.87 km2 (8.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 11,501
 • Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 9260
Area codes 09
Website www.wichelen.be

Wichelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪxələ(n)]) is a municipality located in the Denderstreek in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Schellebelle, Serskamp and Wichelen proper. On January 1, 2006, Wichelen had a total population of 11,145. The total area is 22.87 km² which gives a population density of 487 inhabitants per km².

Wichelen is crossed by the Molenbeek in Schellebelle, Serskamp and Wichelen.

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