Bertem town hall
|• Mayor||Joël Vander Elst (GB-VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||GB-VLD, CD&V|
|• Total||29.75 km2 (11.49 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||330/km2 (860/sq mi)|
|Area codes||016 - 02|
Bertem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrtɛm]) 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)). 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 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
- "Bertemse Koeheide webpagina". www.koeheide.be.
- "The European Hamster is sometimes referred to as the Common Hamster or Black Bellied Hamster and is 22-32 cm in length and can live up to 8 years. Find out more about this giant hamster in the profile below". www.petwebsite.com.
- Media related to Bertem at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- VC. Bertem-Leefdaal, the local soccer club of Bertem
- Gazetteer Entry
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