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Moerbeke (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmuːrbeːkə]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders. It is sometimes unofficially called Moerbeke-Waas (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌmuːrbeːkə ˈʋaːs]) to distinguish between this place and Moerbeke in Geraardsbergen. The municipality only comprises the town of Moerbeke proper. On January 1, 2006, Moerbeke had a total population of 5,844. The total area is 37.80 km² which gives a population density of 155 inhabitants per km².
|• Mayor||Robby De Caluwé (Open Vld)|
|• Governing party/ies||Open Vld|
|• Total||37.80 km2 (14.59 sq mi)|
|• Density||170/km2 (440/sq mi)|
|Area codes||09, 03|
Moerbeke was known very well for its sugar refinery.
It is thought to have been the hometown of William of Moerbeke, who as Bishop of Corinth produced a new translation into Latin of the works of Aristotle, including certain which had been rediscovered from Arab sources, in the late 13th century.
The members of the council are Frederic Dierinck, Inge Mertens, Koen Mertens and Jonas Vandamme for Open Vld, Steven Aper for N-VA, Lut Vandevijver, Marnik Cooreman and Guido Van Hoecke for CD&V and Etienne Coppens and Chantal Francis for SP.a-Groen , Christophe Clerc (formerly N-VA) and Kristof Van Poucke (formerly N-VA) now both independent
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- "Algemene info: Cijfers en weetjes". www.moerbeke.be. Gemeente Moerbeke. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
- Media related to Moerbeke at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Dutch)
- The mayor's website (in Dutch)
- Open Vld Moerbeke's website (in Dutch)