Landen

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Landen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Landen
Flag
Coat of arms of Landen
Coat of arms
Landen is located in Belgium
Landen
Landen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°45′N 05°05′E / 50.750°N 5.083°E / 50.750; 5.083Coordinates: 50°45′N 05°05′E / 50.750°N 5.083°E / 50.750; 5.083
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Chris Colsoul (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V & SP.A
Area
 • Total 54.05 km2 (20.87 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 15,546
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Postal codes 3400
Area codes 011 - 016 - 019
Website www.landen.be

Landen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈl̪ɑn̪d̪ə(n̪)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the city of Landen proper and the towns of Attenhoven, Eliksem, Ezemaal, Laar, Neerlanden, Neerwinden, Overwinden, Rumsdorp, Waasmont, Walsbets, Walshoutem, Wange and Wezeren. On January 1, 2006 Landen had a total population of 14,682. The total area is 54.05 km² which gives a population density of 272 inhabitants per km².

History[edit]

Landen is the birthplace of Pippin of Landen.

On the territory of the municipality two great battles were fought. The first was fought in 1693 during the Nine Years' War between the Anglo-Allied army under William III of England and the French under the duke of Luxemburg, ending in a French victory. The second battle took place in 1793 during the French Revolutionary Wars between the Austrians under Prince Josias of Coburg and the French under General Dumouriez and ended in an Austrian victory (this second battle is usually called the Battle of Neerwinden.)

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