Bekkevoort (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛkəvoːrt] (listen)) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Assent, Bekkevoort proper and Molenbeek-Wersbeek. On January 1, 2006, Bekkevoort had a total population of 5,826. The total area is 37.17 km2 which gives a population density of 157 inhabitants per km2.

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Flag of Bekkevoort
Coat of arms of Bekkevoort
Location of Bekkevoort
Bekkevoort is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Bekkevoort in Flemish Brabant
Bekkevoort Flemish-Brabant Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°57′N 04°58′E / 50.950°N 4.967°E / 50.950; 4.967Coordinates: 50°57′N 04°58′E / 50.950°N 4.967°E / 50.950; 4.967
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
 • MayorHans Vandenberg (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, Ons Dorp
 • Total37.28 km2 (14.39 sq mi)
 • Total6,274
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Postal codes
3460, 3461
Area codes013, 016

It gains its name from the Germanic name "Baco" and the word "voorde" (which means a place of ferriage, where one can easily cross a stream via a place where the waters are lower), thus roughly meaning "Baco's wade". This ferriage formed the historical center of the town and is nowadays known as the road Steenberg, from Bekkevoort to Zichem and Scherpenheuvel.


  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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