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Ardooie town hall
|• Mayor||Karlos Callens (Groep 82)|
|• Governing party/ies||Groep 82|
|• Total||34.58 km2 (13.35 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||260/km2 (680/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||8850, 8851|
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.
Monument for the victims (civil and soldiers) of World War I from Ardooie
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.
Ardooie is adjacent to the following villages:
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".
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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