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Melle (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛlə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Gontrode and Melle proper. On January 1, 2011, Melle had a total population of 10,873. The total area is 15.21 km² which gives a population density of 715 inhabitants per km². Melle is already being mentioned in documents of the year 830, although the archeological findings prove the region was inhabited long before that date. The name Melle has two possible meanings: the Celtic word Melina means "Brown Water", on the other side the prehistoric name Melinos means "Honey Yellow". The village Melle consists of three regions: Melle-Centre, Melle-Vogelhoek and Gontrode (since the fusion in 1976). One of its famous products is the Delirium Tremens beer, bottled by the Huyghe brewery.This beer is exported worldwide and has been elected as "Best beer in the world" in 1998 at the World Beer Championships in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Miss Belgium 2000, Joke Van De Velde grew up and went to highschool in Melle. The College van de paters Jozefieten, founded in 1837 by canon Constant Van Crombrugghe is known all around the country. At this school different Belgian and international celebrities went to school (e.g. Cédric Van Brantegem (runner), a brother of Princess Mathilde, ...). This was the first school in Belgium where a commercial science and an industrial science course were offered. An Irish student brought along a football in 1863. This was the first football to reach the European continent.


Planning a vacation to Melle in Belgium? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. The nearest major city to Melle is Antwerp. Add Antwerp to your vacation plan, it has an interesting bunch of activities to do on your visit like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Popular vacation packages of Melle are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Melle*

  • Pollution Statistics in Melle

    Know the pollution level of Melle before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 53.41 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 20 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 35.94 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 7.81 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 29.69 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 30.26 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • Melle: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Melle for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Melle.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 18.75 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 13.13 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 17.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 11.84 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.63 (Low)
    • Attacks 18.13 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.38 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 96.88 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 77.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.63 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35 (Low)
  • Living in Melle - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Melle is 171.5 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 77.03 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.62 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 45 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.68 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 75.78 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 87.01 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.15 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.26 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Melle

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Melle

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.92 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 109.53 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 98.57 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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