For places in Iran, see Mesen, Iran.


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900Coordinates: 50°46′N 02°54′E / 50.767°N 2.900°E / 50.767; 2.900
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ypres
  Mayor Sandy Evrard (MLM)
  Governing party/ies MLM
  Total 3.58 km2 (1.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 1,054
  Density 290/km2 (760/sq mi)
Postal codes 8957
Area codes 057

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.

War history


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