Raeren

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Raeren
Municipality of Belgium
Raeren Castle.
Raeren Castle.
Raeren is located in Belgium
Raeren
Raeren
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°07′E / 50.683°N 6.117°E / 50.683; 6.117Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°07′E / 50.683°N 6.117°E / 50.683; 6.117
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Hans-Dieter Laschet (Mit uns)
 • Governing party/ies Mit uns – CSL
Area
 • Total 74.21 km2 (28.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 10,618
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postal codes 4730–4731
Area codes 087
Website www.raeren.be

Raeren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. It was part of Germany until the First World War, after which it became part of Belgium. It is one of several towns in Eastern Belgium which still predominantly speak German.

On January 1, 2006, Raeren had a total population of 10,091. The total area is 74.21 km² which gives a population density of 136 inhabitants per km².

Mathias Cormann, the Minister for Finance of Australia, was born and raised in Raeren.[2]

See also[edit]

German-speaking community of Belgium

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ Kitney, Geoff (2 May 2014). "Mathias Cormann: A tale of two lives". The Age. Retrieved 2 May 2014. 
Raeren, church: Sankt Nikolauskirche
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