Kruishoutem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌkrœy̯sˈɦʌu̯tɛm], in French and English Cruyshautem) is a village and was a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprised the towns of Kruishoutem proper, Nokere and Wannegem-Lede. In January 2018, the municipality of Kruishoutem had a total population of 8,086. The total area is 46.76 km2. On 1 January 2019, Kruishoutem and Zingem merged into the new municipality of Kruisem.
Village and former municipality
|• Total||27.24 km2 (10.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
The SONS Museum is located in Kruisem.
Notable people Edit
- Charles Louis Spilthoorn (Spilthooren), born 12 October 1804 in Kruishoutem ; died 12 September 1872 in Brussels, lawyer and politician.
- Henry Gabriëls, born in Wannegem-Lede on 6 October 1838, professor & rector in Saint Joseph's Seminary in Troy, New York ; bishop of Ogdensburg, New York, until his death in 1921. Created Sanatorium Gabriels and town Gabriels, New York.
- Adolf Daens, priest in Kruishoutem in 1878–1879, later member of the Parliament.
Church of Nokere
Pub in Kruishoutem
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- ""Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018"". StatBel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- https://www.worldcat.org/title/historical-sketch-of-st-josephs-provincial-seminary-troy-ny/oclc/716576[bare URL]