Ardooie

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Ardooie
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Ardooie
Flag
Coat of arms of Ardooie
Coat of arms
Ardooie is located in Belgium
Ardooie
Ardooie
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°11′E / 50.967°N 3.183°E / 50.967; 3.183Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°11′E / 50.967°N 3.183°E / 50.967; 3.183
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementTielt
Government
 • MayorKarlos Callens
 • Governing party/iesGroep82
Area
 • Total34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total9,088
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes8850, 8851
Area codes051
Websitewww.ardooie.be
 
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Ardooie
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Ardooie
Flag
Coat of arms of Ardooie
Coat of arms
Ardooie is located in Belgium
Ardooie
Ardooie
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°11′E / 50.967°N 3.183°E / 50.967; 3.183Coordinates: 50°58′N 03°11′E / 50.967°N 3.183°E / 50.967; 3.183
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementTielt
Government
 • MayorKarlos Callens
 • Governing party/iesGroep82
Area
 • Total34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total9,088
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes8850, 8851
Area codes051
Websitewww.ardooie.be

Ardooie is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Ardooie proper and Koolskamp. In 2006 Ardooie had a total population of 9,147. The local inhabitants are called Ardooienaren.

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Hamlets[edit]

Next to Ardooie itself is the part-municipality Koolskamp. Part of Ardooie is also the hamlet De Tassche, about two kilometers west from the centre of Ardooie, on the border with the city of Roeselare. In the east on the border with the neighbouring municipality Meulebeke, part of the hamlet 't Veld, also called de Sneppe, is situated in Ardooie.

#NameAreaPopulation (2005)
I
 
(III)
(IV)
Ardooie
- Ardooie
- Tasse
- Sneppe
24,14
 
 
 
6.882
 
 
 
IIKoolskamp10,432.265

Ardooie is adjacent to the following villages:

Map[edit]

Ardooie and neighbouring municipalities. The yellow zones are urban areas.

Accessibility[edit]

Ardooie is separated from Koolskamp by the railway line Adinkerke-Ghent. Until the mid-1980s years Ardooie had two NMBS- railway stations: one in the north of the main village and one on the quarter "De Kortekeer".

Industry[edit]

Although the village is quite small, many companies have their head-office here. It is best known for its frozen vegetables factories, seven in total, the highest number for a single municipality in Europe.

The major companies in Ardooie are:

In 2001 and 2005 Ardooie won the price for the most profit-making municipality in West Flanders, announced by the Belgian economic magazine Trends. All except for Vitalo and Trans Novero have their head-office located there.

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