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Halen - Sint-Petruskerk.jpg
Flag of Halen
Coat of arms of Halen
Coat of arms
Halen is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Halen in Limburg
Halen Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
 • Mayor Erik Van Roelen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, SP-a
 • Total 36.29 km2 (14.01 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 9,511
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes 3545
Area codes 013
Website www.halen.be

Halen, formerly Haelen, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Halen had a total population of 9,352. The total area is 36.29 km² which gives a population density of 258 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Halen proper, Loksbergen, and Zelem.

During the First World War, on August 12, 1914, the Battle of Haelen took place here near the river crossing of the Gete.


  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)

External links

  • Media related to Halen at Wikimedia Commons
  • Halen travel guide from Wikivoyage
  • (in Dutch) Official website

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