Emelgem is a village in the Belgian province of West-Flanders and a part (deelgemeente) of the municipality Izegem. Emelgem was an independent municipality until 1964. On that moment Emelgem had an area from 5,44 km² and was counting 5049 inhabitants.
|• Total||5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)|
Emelgem was long an agricultural village. Many inhabitants worked in the shoe and brush industry in the nearby city of Izegem. After the Second World War the village developed into a residential town and grew slowly with Izegem. On 1 January 1965 Emelgem was added administratively to Izegem.
- The protected Sint-Pieters church from the 18th century.
Evolution from the inhabitants numbersEdit
|Note:results from the people counts on 31/12|
20th century until the fusion with IzegemEdit
|Note:results from the people counts on 31/12 until 1970 + 31 December 1976|