Halen

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Halen
Municipality
Halen - Sint-Petruskerk.jpg
Flag of Halen
Flag
Coat of arms of Halen
Coat of arms
Halen is located in Belgium
Halen
Halen
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
Government
 • Mayor Erik Van Roelen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, SP-a
Area
 • 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.

References

  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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