Halen

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Halen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Halen
Flag
Coat of arms of Halen
Coat of arms
Halen is located in Belgium
Halen
Halen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°06′E / 50.933°N 5.100°E / 50.933; 5.100Coordinates: 50°56′N 05°06′E / 50.933°N 5.100°E / 50.933; 5.100
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 2013)[1]
 • Total 9,352
 • Density 260/km2 (670/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.

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

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