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Kruisem

Kruisem
Kruisem is located in Belgium
Kruisem
Kruisem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°54′16″N 3°31′41″E / 50.90444°N 3.52806°E / 50.90444; 3.52806Coordinates: 50°54′16″N 3°31′41″E / 50.90444°N 3.52806°E / 50.90444; 3.52806
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
ArrondissementOudenaarde
Government
 • MayorJoop Verzele
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total70.70 km2 (27.30 sq mi)

Kruisem is a municipality in the Belgian province of East Flanders that was established on 1 January 2019 from the merging of the municipalities of Kruishoutem and Zingem.

The merged municipality will have an area of 70.70 km2 and count more than 15,000 inhabitants.

Creation

The Flemish Government provides incentives for municipalities to voluntarily merge. The municipal councils of Kruishoutem and Zingem approved a merge in 2017, which was ratified by Flemish decree of 4 May 2018 alongside several other merges, all to be effective per 1 January 2019.

As of 1 January 2018, the municipality of Kruishoutem had a population of 8,086 and Zingem a population of 7,552.

Government

The first elections for the new municipality were held during the regular local elections of 14 October 2018, electing a municipal council for the legislative period of 2019–2024. CD&V obtained a majority of seats in the municipal council (14 out of 25). Joop Verzele becomes mayor of Kruisem.

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