Zonhoven

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Zonhoven
Municipality of Belgium
Former town hall of Zonhoven
Former town hall of Zonhoven
Flag of Zonhoven
Flag
Coat of arms of Zonhoven
Coat of arms
Zonhoven is located in Belgium
Zonhoven
Zonhoven
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°59′N 5°21′E / 50.983°N 5.350°E / 50.983; 5.350Coordinates: 50°59′N 5°21′E / 50.983°N 5.350°E / 50.983; 5.350
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
Government
 • Mayor Johny Deraeve (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD - CD&V
Area
 • Total 39.34 km2 (15.19 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 20,887
 • Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 3520
Area codes 011 - 089
Website www.zonhoven.be

Zonhoven is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2007 Zonhoven had a total population of 20,060. The total area is 39.34 km² which gives a population density of 506 inhabitants per km².

History[edit]

On November 18, 1833 the Treaty of Zonhoven was signed in the house named De Franse Kroon between representatives of Holland and Belgium to establish special regulations over the use of the Meuse River by the signatories.

Notable persons born/raised in Zonhoven[edit]

Products of Zonhoven[edit]

Sports[edit]

Superprestige round #2 Zonhovenis a cyclo-cross race held every autumn.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
  2. ^ "zonderik.be" (in Dutch). zonderik.be. Retrieved 2013-02-28. 

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