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Flag of Berlare
Coat of arms of Berlare
Coat of arms
Berlare is located in Belgium
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
 • Mayor Katja Gabriëls (Open VLD)
 • Governing party/ies Open VLD, sp.a
 • 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

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.


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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