Sint-Agatha-Berchem

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Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)
Municipality of Belgium
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)
Flag
Coat of arms of Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)
Coat of arms
Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French) is located in Belgium
Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)
Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch)
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French)
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°E / 50.867; 4.300Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°E / 50.867; 4.300
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
French Community
Region Brussels
Arrondissement Brussels
Government
 • Mayor Joël Riguelle (fr) (cdH)
 • Governing party/ies MR (liberal)
Area
 • Total 2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 22,931
 • Density 7,800/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 1082
Area codes 02
Website www.sint-agatha-berchem.be

Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch, pronounced [s̪ɪn̪t̪ ɑˈɣ̟aːt̪a ˈbɛrx̟əm] ( )) or Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French, pronounced [bɛʁkɛm sɛ̃t aˈɡat]) is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.

The municipality had a total population of 20,078 on 1 January 2006. The total area is 2.95 km² which gives a population density of 6,807 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is known for its calm and peaceful character. It is said that Berchem is a "village in the city". The Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was born and raised here; this is also the site of the Cité Moderne a housing project from 1922-1925 designed by the great Belgian architect Victor Bourgeois.

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