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Mesen
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Location of Mesen in West Flanders
Location of Mesen in West Flanders



Mesen is located in Belgium
Mesen
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Community Flanders Flemish Community
Province  West Flanders
Arrondissement Ypres
Coordinates 50°46′0″N 02°54′0″E / 50.766667, 2.9Coordinates: 50°46′0″N 02°54′0″E / 50.766667, 2.9
Area 3.58 km²
Population
– Males
– Females
– Density
950 (1 January 2010)
49.26%
50.74%
265 inhab./km²
Unemployment rate 14.29% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €9,302/pers. (2003)
Mayor Sandy Evrard (MLM)
Governing party/ies MLM
Postal codes 8957
Area codes 057
Website www.mesen.be

Mesen (Messines in French, historically used in English) is a city located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. On January 1, 2006, Mesen had a total population of 988. The total area is 3.58 km² which gives a population density of 276 inhabitants per km².

The municipality comprises only one main settlement, the town of Mesen proper. An exclave to the west of the main territory is surrounded by the municipalities of Heuvelland and Comines-Warneton.

The territory of Mesen (marked 'I') and its immediate neighbours. Built-up areas are shown in yellow.

Villages neighbouring the municipality:

Mesen is the smallest city in Belgium. It is a municipality with language facilities.

Mesen is twinned with Featherston in New Zealand in part due to the location of the New Zealand World War I Memorial, which has annual Anzac Day commemorations on 25 April.

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