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|Municipality of Belgium|
|• Mayor||Walter De Donder|
|• Governing party/ies||VLD, CD&V|
|• Total||17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Area codes||053 - 02|
Affligem is a municipality located some 20 km (12 mi) west-north-west of Brussels in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, not far from the town of Aalst and the important railway junction of Denderleeuw.
The municipality comprises the villages of Essene, Hekelgem and Teralfene (note that there is no village called Affligem proper). On 1 January 2006 it had 11,956 inhabitants. The total area is 17.70 km2 (7 sq mi), giving a population density of 676 inhabitants per km².
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Foundation date is around 1074.
Affligem abbey beers
The abbey of Affligem was founded around 1074. The label "anno 1074" on the Affligem beer bottles is based on the foundation history. The brand name is used under licence from the monks of Affligem, by the Op-Ale brewery in the neighbouring village of Opwijk. The brewery is now owned by Heineken International, who have renamed it the Affligem brewery and market the beers internationally.
See also Dutch article.
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
- Affligem Municipality Official site (Dutch)
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