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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°50′N 03°28′E / 50.833°N 3.467°E / 50.833; 3.467Coordinates: 50°50′N 03°28′E / 50.833°N 3.467°E / 50.833; 3.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
  Mayor Claude Van Marcke (Samen Eén)
  Governing party/ies Samen Eén, N-VA, CD&V-Groen-OK
  Total 41.79 km2 (16.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 14,589
  Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Postal codes 8570, 8572, 8573
Area codes 056

Anzegem ([ˈɑnzəɣɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Anzegem proper, Gijzelbrechtegem, Ingooigem, Kaster, Tiegem and Vichte. On 1 January 2006 Anzegem had a total population of 13,940. The total area is 41.79 km² which gives a population density of 334 inhabitants per km².

One of the most famous inhabitants of Anzegem was Stijn Streuvels, the Flemish writer who died in Ingooigem in 1969, aged 98.

On the night of 16 October 2014, Anzegem's medieval parish church of Saint John the Baptist (Sint Jan de Doperkerk in Dutch) was destroyed in a fire.[2]

Anzegem's church of Saint John the Baptist before it was destroyed by fire in 2014.


  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. "Huge fire destroys Belgian church". BBC News. 17 October 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2014.

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