Lebbeke town hall
Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 51°00′N 04°07′E / 51.000°N 4.117°ECoordinates: 51°00′N 04°07′E / 51.000°N 4.117°E|
|• Mayor||François Saeys (VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD, SP.A-Spirit|
|• Total||26.92 km2 (10.39 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
Lebbeke (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlɛbeːkə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders in the Denderstreek. The municipality comprises the towns of Denderbelle, Lebbeke proper and Wieze. On January 1, 2006, Lebbeke had a total population of 17,608. The total area is 26.92 km² which gives a population density of 654 inhabitants per km². Lebbeke is home to the chocolate factory Callebaut.
The Clay Cross in Lebbeke is a cyclo-cross race held in East Flanders.
Current and former inhabitants
- Jean-Marie Pfaff, soccer player, played 64 times for the Belgian national football team and was born in Lebbeke. He now lives in Brasschaat.
- Frank Vandenbroucke, international cyclist.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)