Coat of arms

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.

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