In 1977, Ursel was incorporated into Knesselare.
In 2019, Knesselare and other municipalities merged into the new municipality of Aalter.
Nearby towns include Lievegem 5.5km (Oostwinkel 3.6km, Ronsele 4.7km, Zomergem 5.5km, Waarschoot 8.8km and Lovendegem 9.3km), Aalter 5.5km (Bellem 4.7km, Knesselare 5.1km and Lotenhulle 9.1km), Eeklo 8.3km, Maldegem 9.1km (Adegem 7.8km), Beernem 10.2km (Sint-Joris 7.9km) and Deinze 16.6km (Hansbeke 7.1km and Merendree 8.7km)
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