Wielsbeke

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Wielsbeke
Castle Hernieuwenburg, now town hall
Castle Hernieuwenburg, now town hall
Flag of Wielsbeke
Flag
Coat of arms of Wielsbeke
Coat of arms
Wielsbeke is located in Belgium
Wielsbeke
Wielsbeke
Location in Belgium
Location of Wielsbeke in West Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°22′E / 50.900°N 3.367°E / 50.900; 3.367Coordinates: 50°54′N 03°22′E / 50.900°N 3.367°E / 50.900; 3.367
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementTielt
Government
 • MayorJan Stevens
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total21.76 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total9,573
 • Density440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
8710
Area codes056
Websitewww.wielsbeke.be

Wielsbeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Ooigem, Sint-Baafs-Vijve and Wielsbeke proper. On January 1, 2006, Wielsbeke had a total population of 8,906. The total area is 21.76 km² which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per km².

Notable people

  • Jan Cal (b. Wielsbeke, 1956), founder of Option N.V.
  • Niko Eeckhout, a professional road racing cyclist. He was the champion of Belgium in 2006.
  • Noël Demeulenaere, a person who has a lot of influence in cyclism and former mayor of the village.
  • Wim Vromant writes books for children.

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