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Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English) is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2006, Mesen had a total population of 988. The total area is 3.58 km² which gives a population density of 276 inhabitants per km².

Mesen
Skyline of Mesen
Flag of Mesen
Flag
Coat of arms of Mesen
Coat of arms
Mesen is located in Belgium
Mesen
Mesen
Location in Belgium
Location of Mesen in West Flanders
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Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementYpres
Government
 • MayorSandy Evrard (MLM)
 • Governing party/iesMLM
Area
 • Total3.58 km2 (1.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total1,040
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Postal codes
8957
Area codes057
Websitewww.mesen.be

The municipality comprises only one main settlement, the town of Mesen proper. An exclave to the west of the main territory is surrounded by the municipalities of Heuvelland and Comines-Warneton.

The territory of Mesen (marked 'I') and its immediate neighbours. Built-up areas are shown in yellow.

Villages neighbouring the municipality:

Mesen is the smallest city in Belgium. It is a municipality with language facilities.

Mesen is twinned with Featherston in New Zealand in part due to the location of the New Zealand World War I Memorial, which has annual Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April.

War historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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