Tremelo

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Not to be confused with Tremolo.
Tremelo
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Tremelo
Flag
Coat of arms of Tremelo
Coat of arms
Tremelo is located in Belgium
Tremelo
Tremelo
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Vital Van Dessel (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, Open VLD
Area
 • Total 21.57 km2 (8.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 14,679
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal codes 3120, 3128
Area codes 016, 015
Website www.tremelo.be

Tremelo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈt̪reːməl̪o̞ː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Baal and Tremelo proper. On January 1, 2006 Tremelo had a total population of 13,725. The total area is 21.57 km² which gives a population density of 636 inhabitants per km².

Located in the arrondissement or administrative district of Leuven, the official language is Dutch. Tremelo is most famous for having been the hometown of Father Damien, SS.CC. who Pope Benedict XVI canonized on October 11, 2009 as Saint Damien of Molokai. Father Damien is locally known as Pater Damiaan, and was a legendary martyr of charity who had tended to the lepers in the Hawaiian Islands.

Birthplace of Father Damien

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