Meise

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Meise
Municipality of Belgium
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Meise is located in Belgium
Meise
Meise
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°56′N 04°20′E / 50.933°N 4.333°E / 50.933; 4.333Coordinates: 50°56′N 04°20′E / 50.933°N 4.333°E / 50.933; 4.333
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • Mayor Jos Emmerechts (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, Groen!
Area
 • Total 34.82 km2 (13.44 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,418
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 1860, 1861
Area codes 02, 052, 015
Website www.meise.be

Meise (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛɪ̯s̪ə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Meise proper and Wolvertem (a deelgemeente), and, several smaller villages like Sint-Brixius-Rode, Oppem, Meusegem, Impde/Imde, Rossem, Westrode and quarters as Bouchout, Nerom and Slozen. As of January 1, 2006, Meise had a total population of 18,464. The total area is 34.82 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km².

Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are Eddy Merckx, Frank Deboosere, Tony De Pauw, Kris Wauters (from the band Clouseau), Bart Mullie and Jean-Pierre Van Rossem. Also a historical resident, Empress Carlota of Mexico (born the first Belgian princess) spent many secluded years at the Castle of Bouchout where she died in 1927.

Meise is also a last name of a few families originating from Germany.

Transport[edit]

The A12 runs vertically through the middle of Meise.

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