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Berlare

Berlare
Municipality
Schandpaal Gemeentehuis Dorp Berlare 2011 05 25.jpg
Flag of Berlare
Flag
Coat of arms of Berlare
Coat of arms
Berlare is located in Belgium
Berlare
Berlare
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°00′E / 51.017°N 4.000°E / 51.017; 4.000
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province East Flanders
Arrondissement Dendermonde
Government
 • Mayor Katja Gabriëls (Open VLD)
 • Governing party/ies Open VLD, sp.a
Area
 • Total 37.82 km2 (14.60 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 14,758
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 9290
Area codes 09, 052
Website www.berlare.be

Berlare (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrlaːrə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Berlare proper, Overmere and Uitbergen, as well as the village Donk. The Donkmeer, a large lake and a regional tourist attraction, is located centrally in the municipality. On January 1, 2012, Berlare had a total population of 14,690.

History

It was where the 1798 rebellion against French rule, known as the "Peasants' War" began in 1798.

Places of interest

  • The church of Saint Martin and a 17th-century pillory in the center of Berlare proper. The Castle of Berlare, also in the town center, was opened to the public in 2012.
  • The Bareldonk Chapel, built in the 14th century and expanded in 1774 in Rococo style, is situated in Donk. There is a Way of the Cross and calvary with sculptures by Aloïs De Beule next to the chapel.
  • The Donkmeer is a lake, about 86 ha in size, that came into existence through the harvesting of peat.
  • Recreation area Nieuwdonk.
  • Forested areas with trails include Berlare Broek and the Gratiebossen.
  • Riekend Rustpunt is a very small museum about the historic river transport of manure from the city to the countryside.

Famous inhabitants

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