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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°58′E / 51.233°N 2.967°E / 51.233; 2.967Coordinates: 51°14′N 02°58′E / 51.233°N 2.967°E / 51.233; 2.967
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ostend
  Mayor Steve Vandeberghe (sp.a.)
  Governing party/ies sp.a, CD&V
  Total 13.08 km2 (5.05 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 17,360
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 8450
Area codes 059

Bredene (West Flemish: Brèinienge) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality only comprises the town of Bredene proper. On 1 January 2006, Bredene had a total population of 15,118. The total area is 13.08 km² which gives a population density of 1156 inhabitants per km².

Bredene is situated at the Belgian coast and makes its income mostly out of tourism. In the period of July and August, the population doubles due to many events that attract people from everywhere. Belgium's only nude beach is at 51°14′58″N 02°57′38″E / 51.24944°N 2.96056°E / 51.24944; 2.96056 near tram stop "Bredene Renbaan (Hippodroom)".[2][3][4]

Notes and references

  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. "Nudists win more beach at Bredene". Expatica Communications. 18 August 2005. Retrieved 2014-11-02.
  3. "Bredene nudist beach: what do local politicians think?". Flanders News. 22 September 2012. Retrieved 2016-08-24.
  4. Elliott 2010, p. 70.

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