Maldegem (West Flemish: Moaldegem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of East Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of Maldegem, and. and have always been separate hamlets of Maldegem. On January 1, 2006, Maldegem had a total population of 22,289. The total area is 94.64 km² which gives a population density of 236 inhabitants per km².