Sint-Agatha-Berchem

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Sint-Agatha-Berchem

Berchem-Sainte-Agathe  (French)
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Sint-Agatha-Berchem
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Coat of arms of Sint-Agatha-Berchem
Coat of arms
Sint-Agatha-Berchem is located in Belgium
Sint-Agatha-Berchem
Sint-Agatha-Berchem
Location in Belgium
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
Bruxelles-Capitale Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.svg
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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
RegionBrussels
ArrondissementBrussels
Government
 • MayorJoël Riguelle [fr] (cdH)
 • Governing party/iesMR (liberal)
Area
 • Total2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total24,701
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
1082
Area codes02
WebsiteOfficial website

Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch: [sɪnt aˈɣaːta ˈbɛrxɛm] (About this soundlisten)) or Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French: [bɛʁkɛm sɛ̃t aɡat]) is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region in 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. In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

The municipality is known for its calm and peaceful character. It is said that Berchem is a "village in the city". From 1922 to 1925, it was the site of the Cité Moderne, a housing project designed by the great Belgian architect Victor Bourgeois.

Sint-Agatha-Berchem is the birthplace of actor and martial artist Jean-Claude Van Damme.

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