🇧🇪 Eeklo is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises only the town of Eeklo proper. The name Eeklo comes from the contraction of "eke" and "lo", two Old German words meaning oak and sparse woods.
Eeklo has a population of over 20,890 people. Eeklo also forms the centre of the wider Eeklo Arrondissement which has a population of over 84,113 people. Eeklo is situated 21 km north-west of Ghent.