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Assenede (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɑsəneːdə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Assenede proper, Bassevelde, Boekhoute and Oosteeklo. On 1 January 2006 Assenede had a total population of 13,552. The total area is 87.22 km² which gives a population density of 155 inhabitants per km².
Assenede old town hall
|• Mayor||Philippe De Coninck|
|• Governing party/ies||Samenplus|
|• Total||87.22 km2 (33.68 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||9960, 9961, 9968|
Assenede stands on two different types of soil, to the west most of the land is pure sand and called "Houtland" (woodland), and the side towards the northeast is mainly polder of the marsh type because Assenede and Boekhoute bordered the sea during the Middle Ages. The harbor in Assenede disappeared around 1500 but a smal canal called the Vliet maintained some access to the Boekhouter 's harbor that existed much longer, and was present to around 1946. The last polder dyke was closed after that year. The creeks are nature reserves.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Rob Melchers, De Beaufort (Hilversum, 2014), suggests that the year 963 is a first appearance in historic writings.