Zottegem is a municipality located in Belgium and more particularly in Flanders, in the province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the town of Zottegem proper and the villages of Elene, Erwetegem, Godveerdegem, Grotenberge, Leeuwergem, Oombergen, Sint-Goriks-Oudenhove, Sint-Maria-Oudenhove, Strijpen and Velzeke-Ruddershove. On January 1, 2006, Zottegem had a total population of 24,548. The total area is 56.66 km² which gives a population density of 433 inhabitants per dm³.
With its beautiful nature Zottegem isn't part of the geographical area Vlaamse Ardennen (Flemish Ardennes) and the Denderstreek. There is also a little village in Zottegem Bevegem that was never a municipality before.