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Anzegem

Anzegem
Municipality
Flag of Anzegem
Flag
Coat of arms of Anzegem
Coat of arms
Anzegem is located in Belgium
Anzegem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
Government
 • Mayor Victor Gerniers (Eendracht)
 • Governing party/ies Eendracht, Samenéén, RED
Area
 • Total 41.79 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 14,471
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Postal codes 8570, 8572, 8573
Area codes 056
Website www.anzegem.be

Anzegem () is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Anzegem proper, Gijzelbrechtegem, Ingooigem, Kaster, Tiegem and Vichte. On 1 January 2006 Anzegem had a total population of 13,940. The total area is 41.79 km² which gives a population density of 334 inhabitants per km².

One of the most famous inhabitants of Anzegem was Stijn Streuvels, the Flemish writer who died in Ingooigem in 1969, aged 98.

On the night of 16 October 2014, Anzegem's medieval parish church of Saint John the Baptist (Sint Jan de Doperkerk in Dutch) was destroyed in a fire.[2]

Anzegem's church of Saint John the Baptist before it was destroyed by fire in 2014.

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ "Huge fire destroys Belgian church". BBC News. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official website – Available only in Dutch
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