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Municipality of Belgium
The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Flag of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Coat of arms of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Coat of arms
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
 • Mayor Jean-Luc Roland (Ecolo)
 • Governing party/ies Ecolo, ICH, PS
 • Total 29.43 km2 (11.36 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 31,182
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Postal codes 1340-1342, 1348
Area codes 010

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006 Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve had a total population of 29,521. The total area is 32.96 km² which gives a population density of 896 inhabitants per km².

The two main towns in the municipality are Ottignies and Louvain-la-Neuve (sometimes abbreviated as "LLN"). The latter is a new town developed from 1968 in order to provide a home for the Université catholique de Louvain, the French-speaking part of the former Université de Louvain on its separation from the Dutch-speaking part, which remained in the ancient city of Leuven.

Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park[edit]

Created in 1971, Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park is the first of its kind in Belgium and is the biggest one in Wallonia (the French-speaking part of Belgium). It covers 231 hectares spread over the area of the town of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and the municipality of Mont-Saint-Guibert (30 km away from Brussels).

From the outset, the objectives pursued by the development of Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park were to develop cooperation between industry and the Catholic University of Louvain and to contribute to regional economic development. Particular emphasis is placed on environmental-friendliness, as well as the quality of the premises and their surroundings.

The main area of activity are:

  • Life sciences
  • Fine chemistry
  • Information technologies
  • Engineering

Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park is now home to more than 130 innovative companies and their 4500 employees, 1 incubator and 3 business centres.

Royal Ottignies Stimont[edit]

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is home to the Royal Ottignies Stimont football club.[2]


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