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Berlare (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrlaːrə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Berlare proper, Overmere and Uitbergen, as well as the village Donk. The Donkmeer, a large lake and a regional tourist attraction, is located centrally in the municipality. On January 1, 2012, Berlare had a total population of 14,690.

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1 History 2 Places of interest 3 Famous inhabitants 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] It was where the 1798 rebellion against French rule, known as the "Peasants' War" began in 1798. Places of interest[edit]

The church of Saint Martin and a 17th-century pillory in the center of Berlare proper. The Castle of Berlare, also in the town center, was opened to the public in 2012. The Bareldonk Chapel, built in the 14th century and expanded in 1774 in Rococo style, is situated in Donk. There is a Way of the Cross and calvary with sculptures by Aloïs De Beule next to the chapel. The Donkmeer is a lake, about 86 ha in size, that came into existence through the harvesting of peat. Recreation area Nieuwdonk. Forested areas with trails include Berlare Broek and the Gratiebossen. Riekend Rustpunt is a very small museum about the historic river transport of manure from the city to the countryside.

Saint Martin's in Berlare

The Bareldonk Chapel in the village Donk

The Castle of Berlare

The Donkmeer is a regional tourist attraction

Famous inhabitants[edit]

Tjörven De Brul, soccer player Fred De Bruyne, cyclist and TV commentator Karel De Gucht, politician Paul Cammermans, film director and actor Yves Van Der Straeten, soccer player Preben Van Hecke, cyclist Frank Van Laecke, theater, opera, musical and TV director Jarno Van Mingeroet, cyclist

References[edit]

^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)

External links[edit]

Media related to Berlare at Wikimedia Commons Official website (in Dutch)

Places adjacent to Berlare

Lokeren

Laarne

Berlare

Zele Dendermonde

Wichelen

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Municipalities in the Province of East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium

Aalst

Aalst Denderleeuw Erpe-Mere Geraardsbergen Haaltert Herzele Lede Ninove Sint-Lievens-Houtem Zottegem

Dendermonde

Berlare Buggenhout Dendermonde Hamme Laarne Lebbeke Waasmunster Wetteren Wichelen Zele

Eeklo

Assenede Eeklo Kaprijke Maldegem Sint-Laureins Zelzate

Ghent

Aalter Deinze De Pinte Destelbergen Evergem Gavere Ghent Knesselare Lochristi Lovendegem Melle Merelbeke Moerbeke-Waas Nazareth Nevele Oosterzele Sint-Martens-Latem Waarschoot Wachtebeke Zomergem Zulte

Oudenaarde

Brakel Horebeke Kluisbergen Kruishoutem Lierde Maarkedal Oudenaarde Ronse Wortegem-Petegem Zingem Zwalm

Sint-Niklaas

Beveren Kruibeke Lokeren Sint-Gillis-Waas Sint-Nik

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