Place:Geraardsbergen, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium


Alt namesGeersaardsbergensource: Family History Library Catalog
Grammontsource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Gramontsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 329
Coordinates50.783°N 3.883°E
Located inOost-Vlaanderen, Belgium     (800 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Geraardsbergen is a city and municipality located in the Denderstreek and in the Flemish Ardennes, the hilly southern part of the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the city of Geraardsbergen proper and the following towns:

Goeferdinge, Grimminge, Idegem, Moerbeke, Nederboelare, Nieuwenhove, Onkerzele, Ophasselt, Overboelare, Schendelbeke, Smeerebbe-Vloerzegem, Viane, Waarbeke, Zandbergen and Zarlardinge.

On January 1, 2006 Geraardsbergen had a total population of 31,380. The total area is 79.71 km² which gives a population density of 394 inhabitants per km².

The current mayor of Geraardsbergen is Guido De Padt, from the Open VLD (liberal) party.

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