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Berchem-Sainte-Agathe  (French)
Sint-Agatha-Berchem  (Dutch)
Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Sint-Agatha-Berchem
Coat of arms of Sint-Agatha-Berchem
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Sint-Agatha-Berchem is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
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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
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
 • MayorJoël Riguelle [fr] (cdH)
 • Governing party/iesMR (liberal)
 • Total2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
 • Total24,830
 • Density8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
Area codes02
WebsiteOfficial website

Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French: [bɛʁkɛm sɛ̃t aɡat]) or Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch: [sɪnt aˈɣaːta ˈbɛrxɛm] (About this soundlisten)) is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium). Located to the northwest of the region, it is bordered by Ganshoren, Koekelberg and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, as well as by the Flemish municipalities of Asse and Dilbeek. In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

On 1 January 2006, the municipality had a total population of 20,078. The total area is 2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi) which gives a population density of 6,807/km2 (17,630/sq mi).

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 modernist architect Victor Bourgeois.

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

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  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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