Machelen

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Machelen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Machelen
Flag
Coat of arms of Machelen
Coat of arms
Machelen is located in Belgium
Machelen
Machelen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°26′E / 50.917°N 4.433°E / 50.917; 4.433Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°26′E / 50.917°N 4.433°E / 50.917; 4.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • Mayor Jean-Pierre De Groef (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies sp.a, VLD, Spirit
Area
 • Total 11.59 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 13,738
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 1830, 1831
Area codes 02
Website www.machelen.be

Machelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɑx̟əl̪ə(n̪)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Diegem and Machelen proper. On 1 January 2006 Machelen had a total population of 12,500. The total area is 11.59 km² which gives a population density of 1,078 inhabitants per km².

Machelen may have been the birthplace of composer Cypriano de Rore.[citation needed]

A portion of Brussels Airport is located in Diegem, Machelen.[2]

St Gertrudis church in Machelen

Economy[edit]

Brussels Airlines head office in Diegem, Machelen

Brussels Airlines has its corporate headquarters in the b.house on the grounds of Brussels Airport and in Diegem, Machelen.[2][3] Brussels Airlines formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between SN Brussels and Virgin Express.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ a b "bedrijf.jpg." Machelen. Retrieved on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Corp – Contact Us." Brussels Airlines. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Sabena reborn: SN Brussels-Virgin Express merger 'set to take former Belgian flag carrier brand'." Flight Global. 27 October 2006. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.

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