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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°46′N 3°13′E / 50.767°N 3.217°E / 50.767; 3.217Coordinates: 50°46′N 3°13′E / 50.767°N 3.217°E / 50.767; 3.217

Country  Belgium
Province West Flanders
Municipality Kortrijk
 • Total 2.77 sq mi (7.17 km2)
Population (2007)
 • Total 2,953
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 056

"Aalbeke" is a village in the Belgian province of West Flanders and since 1977 a district of Kortrijk. Aalbeke has postal code 8511 and covers an area of 717 ha. The district had 2,953 inhabitants on December 31, 2007. Aalbeke is located 6 km southwest of Kortrijk and is surrounded by Rollegem, Mouscron, Lauwe and Marke. Near the village of Aalbeke the interchange of the E17 and E403.


  • Jacob van de Kerckhove (1679–1699)
  • Willem de Schynckele (1699–1706)
  • Joost Cannaert (1706–1717)
  • Cornelius van den Bulcke (1717–1734)
  • Noël de Praetere (1734–1740)
  • Jan Lesaege (1748–1755)
  • Pieter Cannaert (1755–1761)
  • Jan van den Bulcke (1761–1763)
  • Jan-Baptist de Kimpe (1763–1775)
  • Pieter Cannaert (1775–1789)
  • Antoon-Frans Lienaert (1789–1792)
  • Jan de Kimpe (1792–1798)
  • Pieter Lerouge (1798–1808)
  • Jan-Baptist Cannaert (1808–1815)
  • Jan-Jacob Cottignies (1815–1829)
  • Joseph-Bernard Berton (1829–1842)
  • Honoré Dufaux (1843–1852)
  • Pieter-Jan Margo (1852–1857)
  • Victor Pycke (1858–1868)
  • Jean-Louis Mullier (1868–1895)
  • Henri Bonte (1896–1931)
  • Henri Castel (1931–1932)
  • Edward Torreele (1933–1939)
  • Alphons Ovaere (1942–1944)
  • René Bonte (1944–1946)
  • Georges Gheysen (1946)
  • René Vanhoenackere (1947–1964)
  • Georges Neirynck (1965–1976)
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