Meise

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Meise
Municipality
Meise JPG01b.jpg
Flag of Meise
Flag
Coat of arms of Meise
Coat of arms
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: [ˈmɛi̯sə]) 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.

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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Notable people from Meise[edit]

Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are

Empress Carlota of Mexico (born the first Belgian princess) spent many secluded years at the Castle of Bouchout where she died in 1927.

Twin towns[edit]

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