Maldegem

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Maldegem
Location in Belgium
Location of Maldegem in East Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°12′N03°26′E / 51.200°N 3.433°E / 51.200; 3.433 Coordinates: 51°12′N03°26′E / 51.200°N 3.433°E / 51.200; 3.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Eeklo
Government
  MayorMarleen Van den Bussche (CD&V)
  Governing party/ies CD&V, Groen
Area
  Total94.64 km2 (36.54 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total23,689
  Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Postal codes
9990-9992
Area codes 050
Website www.maldegem.be

Maldegem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑldəɣɛm] ) (West Flemish: Moaldegem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Maldegem, Adegem  [ nl ] and Middelburg  [ nl ]. Kleit  [ nl ] and Donk  [ nl ] have always been separate hamlets of Maldegem. On January 1, 2006, Maldegem had a total population of 22,289. The total area is 94.64 square kilometres (36.54 sq mi) which gives a population density of 236 inhabitants per km².

West Flemish language spoken in western Belgium and adjoining parts of the Netherlands and France

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The Stoomcentrum Maldegem is located at the former NMBS railway station at Maldegem.

Stoomcentrum Maldegem railway line in Belgium

Stoomcentrum Maldegem (SCM), literally Maldegem Steam Centre, is a heritage railway located at Maldegem in northern Belgium. It is located at the former NMBS station. Standard gauge trains run on the line to Eeklo, where the SCM has its own station. A 600 mm narrow gauge line runs to Donk on the former line to Bruges; this was supplemented by the standard gauge line in 1989.

The National Railway Company of Belgium is the national railway company of Belgium. The company formally styles itself using the Dutch and French abbreviations NMBS/SNCB. The corporate logo designed in 1936 by Henry van de Velde consists of the linguistically neutral letter B in a horizontal oval.

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Maldegem is twinned with the following towns:

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