Wachtebeke


Wachtebeke

Infobox Belgium Municipality
name=Wachtebeke
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region=BE-REG-FLE
community=BE-NL
province=BE-PROV-OV
arrondissement=Ghent
nis=44073
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20-64=
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mayor=Willy De Vliegher (CD&V)
majority=CD&V, VLD
postal-codes=9185
telephone-area=09
web= [http://www.wachtebeke.be/ www.wachtebeke.be]
lat_deg=51
lat_min=10
lon_deg=03
lon_min=52

Wachtebeke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Wachtebeke proper, and a smaller town: Overslag [cite web
url=http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~noemeetjesland/meetjesland/overslag.htm
title=The Overslag
accessdate=2006-04-03
] . On January 1, 2006 Wachtebeke had a total population of 6,881. The total area is 34.53 km² which gives a population density of 199 inhabitants per square kilometre|km².

The current mayor of Wachtebeke (as of 2004) is Willy De Vliegher.

The Langelede is a small canal and corresponding residential street in the town. The neighborhood is slowly migrating from a poor agricultural environment towards a higher middle-class residential area.

In Wachtebeke lies the provincial park "Puyenbroeck" [www.puyenbroeck.be]

People from Wachtebeke

* Jonas Geirnaert, "animated film maker and comedian"
* Lieven Scheire, "comedian"

External links

* [http://www.wachtebeke.be Official website] - Only available in Dutch

References


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