Assenede

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Assenede
—  Municipality of Belgium  —
Assenede town hall

Coat of arms
Assenede is located in Belgium
Assenede
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 03°45′E / 51.233°N 3.750°E / 51.233; 3.750
CountryBelgium
RegionFlemish Region
CommunityFlemish Community
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementEeklo
Government
 • MayorPhilippe De Coninck
 • Governing party/iesSamenplus
Area
 • Total87.22 km2 (33.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total13,867
 • DensityBad rounding here160/km2 (Bad rounding here410/sq mi)
Postal codes9960, 9961, 9968
Area codes09
Websitewww.assenede.be
 
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Assenede
—  Municipality of Belgium  —
Assenede town hall

Coat of arms
Assenede is located in Belgium
Assenede
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 03°45′E / 51.233°N 3.750°E / 51.233; 3.750
CountryBelgium
RegionFlemish Region
CommunityFlemish Community
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementEeklo
Government
 • MayorPhilippe De Coninck
 • Governing party/iesSamenplus
Area
 • Total87.22 km2 (33.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total13,867
 • DensityBad rounding here160/km2 (Bad rounding here410/sq mi)
Postal codes9960, 9961, 9968
Area codes09
Websitewww.assenede.be

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.

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History

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.

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