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Ardooie

Ardooie
Municipality
Ardooie town hall
Ardooie town hall
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; 3.183
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Tielt
Government
 • Mayor Karlos Callens (Groep 82)
 • Governing party/ies Groep 82
Area
 • Total 34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 9,053
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes 8850, 8851
Area codes 051
Website www.ardooie.be

Ardooie, West Flemish: Ardôoie, 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.

Sights

Hamlets

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

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.

# Name Area Population (2005)
I
 
(III)
(IV)
Ardooie
- Ardooie
- Tasse
- Sneppe
24,14
 
 
 
6.882
 
 
 
II Koolskamp 10,43 2.265

Ardooie is adjacent to the following villages:

Accessibility

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

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.

Politics

Events

Born in Ardooie

References

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