Bertem town hall
|• Mayor||Albert Mees (GB-VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||GB-VLD, SP.A|
|• Total||29.75 km2 (11.49 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||330/km2 (850/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||3060, 3061|
|Area codes||016 - 02|
Bertem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrtəm]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Bertem proper, Korbeek-Dijle and Leefdaal. On January 1, 2006, Bertem had a total population of 9,215. The total area is 29.75 km² which gives a population density of 310 inhabitants per km².
The area is noted for its rural landscape, in particular the Koeheide  and Bertembos ("Bertem Forest"). On the open plains of Leefdaal, it is possible to see the endangered European Hamster (Cricetus cricetus) (external link European Hamster). The village of Bertem itself is home to the Sint-Pieters-Bandenkerk, a romanesque church built between 950 and 1050.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
- Media related to Bertem at Wikimedia Commons
- VC. Bertem-Leefdaal, the local soccer club of Bertem
- Gazetteer Entry
- Sint-Pieters-Bandenkerk (in Dutch)
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