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Zwevegem former town hall
Zwevegem former town hall
Flag of Zwevegem
Coat of arms of Zwevegem
Coat of arms
Zwevegem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Zwevegem in West-Flanders
Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°20′E / 50.800°N 3.333°E / 50.800; 3.333Coordinates: 50°48′N 03°20′E / 50.800°N 3.333°E / 50.800; 3.333
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Kortrijk
 • Mayor Marc Doutreluingne
 • Governing party/ies gemeentebelangen
 • Total 63.24 km2 (24.42 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 24,530
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 8550-8554
Area codes 056

Zwevegem is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Heestert, Moen, Otegem, Sint-Denijs and Zwevegem. On January 1, 2006, Zwevegem had a total population of 24,209. The total area is 63.24 km² which gives a population density of 380 inhabitants per km².

The Bekaert company was founded in Zwevegem by Baron Leon Leander Bekaert.

Twin towns

Zwevegem is twinned with:

Notable people


  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)

External links

  • Media related to Zwevegem at Wikimedia Commons
  • Official Website (in Dutch)

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