🇧🇪 Middelkerke is a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders, on the North Sea, west of Ostend. The municipality comprises the villages of Leffinge, Lombardsijde, Mannekensvere, Middelkerke proper, Schore, Sint-Pieters-Kapelle, Slijpe, Westende and Wilskerke.
Middelkerke has a population of over 17,841 people. Middelkerke also forms part of the wider Ostend Arrondissement which has a population of over 155,717 people. Middelkerke is situated 9 km south-west of Ostend.