Nazareth, Belgium


Nazareth is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish region with 11,351 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2012). It consists of the two districts and Nazareth Eke.


Gent is 13 kilometers north-east, 38 km north-west of Bruges and Brussels, about 55 km to the east. The nearest motorway exit is Deinze at the A14/E17 in the immediate vicinity of the church. In the district of Eke is a regional station, there are more in Deinze, Gavere and De Pinte.

Origin of the name

The name of the village was first mentioned in 1259. About the origin, there is disagreement. According to the prevailing view, the place was named after the biblical Nazareth. Being less likely to apply the theory that it is a misspelling of the name " magherhet " ( in German: dry heath ) is.


In Nazareth is the European headquarters of the pipe coupling systems manufacturer Victaulic.