In 1977, Ursel was incorporated into Knesselare.
In 2019, Knesselare and other municipalities merged into the new municipality of Aalter.
Nearby towns include Beernem 5.1km (Sint-Joris 3.2km and Oedelem 6.2km), Aalter 6.3km (Ursel 5.1km and Bellem 7.8km), Maldegem 8.1km (Adegem 8.6km), Lievegem 10.5km (Oostwinkel 7.8km and Ronsele 9.7km) and Damme 15.4km (Sijsele 9.4km)
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