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Flag of Avelgem
Coat of arms of Avelgem
Coat of arms
Avelgem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433Coordinates: 50°46′N 03°26′E / 50.767°N 3.433°E / 50.767; 3.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
 • Mayor Lieven Vantieghem (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
 • Total 21.75 km2 (8.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 9,956
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 8580-8583
Area codes 056
Website www.avelgem.be

Avelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːvəlɣɛm]; West Flemish: Oavelgem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Avelgem proper, Bossuit, Kerkhove, Outrijve and Waarmaarde. On January 1, 2006, Avelgem had a total population of 9,457. The total area is 21.75 km² which gives a population density of 435 inhabitants per km².

It has a famous building named 'Spikkerelle', where people can watch movies, theater, exhibitions and there's a room which can be organized into partying.

Notable people[edit]

  • Bert De Graeve, (b. 1955 in Avelgem), businessman
  • Marc Demeyer, (b. 1950 in Avelgem), cyclist
  • Joost van Eeden, (b. 1991 in Leiden), roots
  • André Decoster, (b. 1959 in Avelgem), Economist


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