is a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of West Flanders
. The municipality comprises the city of Tielt proper and the towns of Aarsele, Kanegem and Schuiferskapelle. On January 1st, 2000 Tielt had a total population of 19,208 (9,513 males and 9,695 females). The total area is 69.21 km²
which gives a population density
of 277.53 inhabitants per km².