Location in Belgium
|Coordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E / 51.133°N 3.133°ECoordinates: 51°08′N 03°08′E / 51.133°N 3.133°E|
|• Mayor||Hilaire Verhegge (CD&V-NW)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V-NW|
|• Total||60.34 km2 (23.30 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||370/km2 (960/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||8210, 8211|
Zedelgem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈzeːdəlɣɛm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Aartrijke, Loppem, Veldegem and Zedelgem proper. On January 1, 2006, Zedelgem had a total population of 21,835. The total area is 60.34 km² which gives a population density of 362 inhabitants per km².
Zedelgem and the surrounding area was home to a prisoner-of-war camp towards the end of World War II. Although the camp was disbanded and prisoners released after the war, the site remained military domain until 1994. It is now a nature park.
- F.R. Boschvogel (1902–1994), writer.
- Brewery De Leeuw in Aartrijke
- Loppem Castle in Loppem
- Concrete casemates in Loppem
- Onze-Lieve-Vrouwe church in Veldegem
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Zedelgem at Wikimedia Commons
- (Dutch) Official website
- Project to translate Zedelgem POW camp materials into English