Vleteren is a municipality
A municipality is essentially an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government. It can also be used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district...

 located in the Belgian
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 province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Oostvleteren, Westvleteren
Westvleteren is a village in the province of West Flanders, Belgium. It is a section of the municipality of Vleteren.Westvleteren is primarily known for the Westvleteren Brewery , a brewery founded in 1838 inside the Trappist Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren. Its beers have often been rated...

 and Woesten. On January 1, 2006 Vleteren had a total population of 3,636. The total area is 38.15 km² which gives a population density
Population density
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of 95 inhabitants per km².
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