Lommel

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Lommel
Municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Lommel
Coat of arms
Lommel is located in Belgium
Lommel
Lommel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°18′E / 51.233°N 5.300°E / 51.233; 5.300Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°18′E / 51.233°N 5.300°E / 51.233; 5.300
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
Government
 • Mayor Peter Vanvelthoven (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies sp.a, Open Vld
Area
 • Total 102.37 km2 (39.53 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 33,409
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Postal codes 3920
Area codes 011
Website www.lommel.be

Lommel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006, Lommel had a total population of 31,898. The total area is 102.37 square kilometres (39.53 sq mi), which gives a population density of 312/km2 (807/sq mi).

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Lutlommel[edit]

Lutlommel, one of 10 hamlets of Lommel, is known for its many archeological sites and its very fine, white sand. Kafe de Kroon is one of the oldest and most popular cafes in the town.

Famous people from Lommel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

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