Destelbergen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌdɛstəlˈbɛrɣə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Destelbergen proper and Heusden and was created on January 1, 1977, by the fusion of these two municipalities. Its western border touches the municipality of Ghent and Melle and is formed by an ancient silted up branch of the river Scheldt.
|• Mayor||Marc De Pauw (VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD, CD&V|
|• Total||26.56 km2 (10.25 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
On January 1, 2011, Destelbergen had a total population of 17,636. The total area is 26.56 km² (10¼ square miles) which gives a population density of 664 inhabitants per km² (1720 per sq. mi.).
Attractions are the many residential castles, a Gaulish farmhouse, and the Damvallei nature reserve.
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.