|• Mayor||Jean Vanderbecken (NAP-MR)|
|• Governing party/ies||NAP-MR|
|• Total||17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
Rixensart is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006 Rixensart had a total population of 21,355. The total area is 17.54 km² which gives a population density of 1,217 inhabitants per km².
The formerly separate municipalities of Genval and Rosières now form part of Rixensart. Genval-les-Bains is a local beauty spot, a 100-year old lake with a fountain, and framed by trees, houses and restaurants. Rixensart is home to the beautiful private-owned Chateau de Rixensart.
Rixensart is served by two railway stations (at Rixensart and at Genval), connecting it with Brussels to the North and Louvain-la-Neuve to the South. The new arrival of the Brussels RER, will improve both train stations and upgrade the number of trains going from Brussels to Namur to 4 per hour. This will also bring more people to the commune to live. The commune is now classified as a commuter town due to its proxmidity to Brussels, the RER and the E411 Motorway.
Royale Union Rixensartoise
Rixensart is home to Royale Union Rixensartoise football club. The club is on the rise, especially the youth teams, which bodes very well for the future.
The former Château de Rixensart in the early 18th century, in an engraving by Jacques Harrewyn
Garbage bin - model designed and coined with the commune name RIXENSART
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