is a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of West Flanders
. The municipality comprises the city of Damme proper and the towns of Hoeke, Lapscheure, Moerkerke, Oostkerke and Sijsele. On January 1st, 2000 Damme had a total population of 11,058 (5,518 males and 5,540 females). The total area is 90.26 km²
which gives a population density
of 122.52 inhabitants per km².
In the thirteenth century Damme was the port of Bruges. It was the site of the Battle of Damme on May 30 and 31, 1213.