Lommel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2014, Lommel had a total population of 33,744. The total area is 102.37 square kilometres (39.53 sq mi), which gives a population density of 312/km2 (807/sq mi).
The official language of Lommel is Dutch, but there is also an unofficial dialect called Lommels that is mostly spoken by indigenous people of lommel. Lommels is a cherished heritage language with rooted historical background that continues to be spoken in this modern days. This dialect ('lommels' as it is called by people of Lommel) is part of the spoken autochthonous Kempenlands language (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).