Anzegem

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Anzegem
Anzegem - België.jpg
Flag of Anzegem
Flag
Coat of arms of Anzegem
Coat of arms
Anzegem is located in Belgium
Anzegem
Anzegem
Location in Belgium
Location of Anzegem in West-Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°50′N 03°28′E / 50.833°N 3.467°E / 50.833; 3.467Coordinates: 50°50′N 03°28′E / 50.833°N 3.467°E / 50.833; 3.467
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementKortrijk
Government
 • MayorGino Devogelaere (Samen Eén)
 • Governing party/iesSamen Eén, N-VA, CD&V-Groen-OK
Area
 • Total41.79 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total14,609
 • Density350/km2 (910/sq mi)
Postal codes
8570, 8572, 8573
Area codes056
Websitewww.anzegem.be

Anzegem ([ˈɑnzəɣɛm]) 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 14,609. The total area is 41.79 km² which gives a population density of 349 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[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Huge fire destroys Belgian church". BBC News. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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