Lievegem is a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders that arose on 1 January 2019 from the merging of the municipalities of Waarschoot, Lovendegem and Zomergem.[2]

Lievegem
Flag of Lievegem
Coat of arms of Lievegem
Lievegem is located in Belgium
Lievegem
Lievegem
Location in Belgium
Location of the municipality of Lievegem
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Coordinates: 51°08′N 3°35′E / 51.13°N 3.58°E / 51.13; 3.58Coordinates: 51°08′N 3°35′E / 51.13°N 3.58°E / 51.13; 3.58
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementGhent
Government
 • MayorTony Vermeire[1]
Area
 • Total80.17 km2 (30.95 sq mi)
Websitelievegem.be

The merged municipality has an area of 80.78 km² and is home to 26,441 inhabitants as of 2021.[3] A referendum was held for the new name of the municipality, and 55% voted for Lievegem (English: sweet settlement).[4]

Lievegem consists of the following deelgemeentes (sub-municipalities): Lovendegem, Oostwinkel [nl], Ronsele [nl], Vinderhoute, Waarschoot, and Zomergem.[5]

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  1. ^ "Verkozen kandidaten 2018 - Lievegem gemeenteraad". Vlaanderen kiest (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Drie kleintjes zijn liever samen groot: in 2019 worden inwoners wakker in Lievegem". Nieuwsblad (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 44036". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Lovendegem, Zomergem en Waarschoot smelten samen tot Lievegem". Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Lievegem". Vlaanderen.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 5 May 2022.

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