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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 51°3′N 3°48′E / 51.050°N 3.800°E / 51.050; 3.800Coordinates: 51°3′N 3°48′E / 51.050°N 3.800°E / 51.050; 3.800
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
  Mayor Marc De Pauw (VLD)
  Governing party/ies VLD, CD&V
  Total 26.56 km2 (10.25 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 17,867
  Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Postal codes 9070
Area codes 09

Destelbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌdɛstəlˈbɛrɣə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Destelbergen proper and Heusden and was created on January 1, 1977, by the fusion of these two municipalities. Its western border touches the municipality of Ghent and Melle and is formed by an ancient silted up branch of the river Scheldt.

On January 1, 2011, Destelbergen had a total population of 17,636. The total area is 26.56 km² which gives a population density of 664 inhabitants per km².

Attractions worth seeing are the many residential castles, a Gaulish farmhouse, and the Damvallei nature reserve.


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