Evergem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈeːvərɣɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Belzele [nl], Doornzele, Ertvelde, Evergem proper, Kerkbrugge-Langerbrugge [nl], Kluizen, Rieme [nl], Sleidinge and Wippelgem [nl]. In 2021, Evergem had a total population of 35,791.[2]

Evergem
Sleidinge
Sleidinge
Flag of Evergem
Coat of arms of Evergem
Evergem is located in Belgium
Evergem
Evergem
Location in Belgium
Location of Evergem in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°07′N 03°42′E / 51.117°N 3.700°E / 51.117; 3.700Coordinates: 51°07′N 03°42′E / 51.117°N 3.700°E / 51.117; 3.700
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorJoeri De Maertelaere (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, CD&V
Area
 • Total75.04 km2 (28.97 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total35,239
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
9940
Area codes09
Websitewww.evergem.be

DemographicsEdit

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HistoryEdit

In the 1st world war, Ertvelde was used as a blockade in case the Netherlands attacked from the north. Ertvelde has a lot of bunkers due that, almost every 200m you can find one. Now they're mostly on fields used by farmers. The government decided that the bunkers are from the people where it stand. Some farmers destroyed it and some use it as storage, but some are still visitable.

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Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

Evergem is twinned with:

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 44019". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 7 May 2022.
  3. ^ Błażejowski, Tomasz (4 June 2010). "Stalowa Wola podpisała porozumienie z Belgami" (in Polish). Stalowka.NET. Retrieved 21 July 2013.

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