Lovendegem, seen across the Ghent-Bruges Canal


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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 51°06′N 03°36′E / 51.100°N 3.600°E / 51.100; 3.600Coordinates: 51°06′N 03°36′E / 51.100°N 3.600°E / 51.100; 3.600
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Ghent
  Mayor Christiaan De Wispelaere
  Governing party/ies CD&V
  Total 19.48 km2 (7.52 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 9,488
  Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 9920, 9921
Area codes 09

Lovendegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌloːˈvɛndəɣɛm]) is a municipality located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Lovendegem proper and Vinderhoute.[2] On January 1, 2006, Lovendegem had a total population of 9,358. The total area is 19.48 km² which gives a population density of 480 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The name of the town was first recorded as Lovendenghiem in 1150,[3] but there are traces of human settlements back to the Iron Age.

The Ghent-Bruges Canal crosses the municipality, with the town of Lovendegem to the north of the canal, and Vinderhoute to the south.

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