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Zwijnaarde within Ghent
Zwijnaarde within Ghent
Coordinates: 51°0′02″N 3°42′58″E / 51.00056°N 3.71611°E / 51.00056; 3.71611
Country Belgium
Province  East Flanders
Municipality Ghent
 • Total 12.04 km2 (4.65 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2007)
 • Total 6,822
 • Density 567/km2 (1,470/sq mi)
Postal code 9052

Zwijnaarde is a village in the municipality of Ghent, Belgium. It is known for its fair and its Zwijntjes beer. A cluster of biotech companies is located at the Zwijnaarde science park, with biotech companies such as Innogenetics, and DevGen. In 2013 at Zwijnaarde, the Flemish Institute for Biotechnology was supervising a trial of 448 poplar trees genetically engineered to produce less lignin so that they would be more suitable for conversion into biofuels.[1]

Different youth organisations are active in Zwijnaarde, such as Jeugdhuis Chaos, Chiro Ambo and KLJ Zwijnaarde.

Notable inhabitants[edit]



  1. ^ Hope, Alan:: "News in brief (03/04/2013)", Flanders Today, 3 April 2013, Page 2, Retrieved 27 April 2013

Coordinates: 51°00′N 3°43′E / 51.000°N 3.717°E / 51.000; 3.717