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Assenede is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Assenede proper, Bassevelde (nl), Boekhoute and Oosteeklo (nl). On January 1, 2006 Assenede had a total population of 13,552. The total area is 87.22 km² which gives a population density of 155 inhabitants per km².
Assenede is one of the oldest villages in Flanders, the earliest mention of Assenede date back to as early as the 10th century.
Local historic research is done by the "Twee Ambachten". Ethnologically there is no consensus about the name Assenede. According to some sources the name comes from "essen aan de Ede". The "es" means "ash" and "Ede" was a medium size stream.
Border stone on the Belgian-Dutch border.
Brewery De Bijenkorf (before 1940)
Church and kiosk in Bassevelde
War memorial in Oosteeklo
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