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Flag of Zottegem
Coat of arms of Zottegem
Coat of arms
Zottegem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°52′N 03°48′E / 50.867°N 3.800°E / 50.867; 3.800Coordinates: 50°52′N 03°48′E / 50.867°N 3.800°E / 50.867; 3.800
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Aalst
 • Mayor Jenne De Potter (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
 • Total 56.66 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 25,899
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 9620
Area codes 09
Website www.zottegem.be

Zottegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzɔtəɣɛm]) is a municipality located in Belgium and more particularly in Flanders, in the province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Zottegem proper and the villages of Elene, Erwetegem, Godveerdegem, Grotenberge, Leeuwergem, Oombergen, Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Strijpen and Velzeke-Ruddershove. On January 1, 2006, Zottegem had a total population of 24,548. The total area is 56.66 km² which gives a population density of 433 inhabitants per km².

Zottegem is crossed by two brooks, the Molenbeek in Grotenberge and Leeuwergem, as well as the Molenbeek-Ter Erpenbeek in Godveerdegem, Erwetegem, and Grotenberge.

With its beautiful nature Zottegem is part of the geographical area Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes) and the Denderstreek. There is also a little village in Zottegem Bevegem that was never a municipality before.

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Zottegem at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website - Information available in Dutch and limited information available in English, French and German