Zottegem

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Zottegem
Municipality
Markt met stadhuis en Egmontstandbeeld, Zottegem, Vlaanderen, België 02.jpg
Flag of Zottegem
Flag
Coat of arms of Zottegem
Coat of arms
Zottegem is located in Belgium
Zottegem
Zottegem
Location in Belgium
Location of Zottegem in East Flanders
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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
Government
 • Mayor Jenne De Potter (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 56.66 km2 (21.88 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 26,137
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 9620
Area codes 09
Website www.zottegem.be

Zottegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzɔtəɣɛm], Sotteghem and Sottegem in older English and French language sources) 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.

Zottegem is part of the hilly geographical area Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes). The city is known for its ties with Lamoral, Count of Egmont; Lamoral has a castle, two statues and a museum in Zottegem and is buried in a crypt under the church.

Places of interest

Famous inhabitants

References

External links

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