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|• Mayor||Joël Riguelle (cdH)|
|• Governing party/ies||MR (liberal)|
|• Total||2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||8,400/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
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.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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