Begijnendijk

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Begijnendijk
Municipality
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Flag of Begijnendijk
Flag
Coat of arms of Begijnendijk
Coat of arms
Begijnendijk is located in Belgium
Begijnendijk
Begijnendijk
Location in Belgium
Begijnendijk in the Province of Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°47′E / 51.017°N 4.783°E / 51.017; 4.783Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°47′E / 51.017°N 4.783°E / 51.017; 4.783
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Willy Michiels (MGB)
 • Governing party/ies MGB-CD&V
Area
 • Total 17.62 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 10,004
 • Density 570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal codes 3130
Area codes 016 - 015
Website www.begijnendijk.be

Begijnendijk (Dutch pronunciation: [bəˈɣɛi̯nə(n)ˌdɛi̯k]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Begijnendijk proper and Betekom. On January 1, 2006, Begijnendijk had a total population of 9,400. The total area is 17.62 km² which gives a population density of 534 inhabitants per km². The official spoken language is Dutch.

Further reading

  • 2008 "De boerekes van Betekom" written by Bob Michiels
  • 2005 "Begijnendijk, dorp van kerkenbouwers"
  • 2003 "De vergane glorie van Betekom" written by Pascal Van Vlasselaer
  • 1997 "De parochies St. Lucia en St. Laurentius van Begijnendijk-Betekom voot 1901" written by H. Guislain
  • 1996 "Begijnendijk voor 1796" written by Geert Andries
  • 1996 "Betekom op de schoolbanken" written by Vermeulen-Vandenbussche, Trees
  • 1995 "Volkstelling van Betekom en Begijnendijk"
  • 1995 "Nota's uit de rekeningen der St.Laurentiuskerk: 1715, 1751,1757,1762,1775, XIXe en XXe eeuw"
  • 1995 "De oude molen van Betekom"
  • 1994 "Hoe Begijnendijk ontstond als aparte gemeente op 8 maart 1796"

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