Borgloon

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Borgloon

Looz  (French)
Borgloon city hall
Borgloon city hall
Flag of Borgloon
Flag
Coat of arms of Borgloon
Coat of arms
Borgloon is located in Belgium
Borgloon
Borgloon
Location in Belgium
Location of Borgloon in Limburg
Borgloon Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°48′N 05°20′E / 50.800°N 5.333°E / 50.800; 5.333Coordinates: 50°48′N 05°20′E / 50.800°N 5.333°E / 50.800; 5.333
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementTongeren
Government
 • MayorDanny Deneuker (SP.A)
 • Governing party/iesSP.A, N-VA and CD&V
Area
 • Total51.12 km2 (19.74 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total10,668
 • Density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
Postal codes
3840
Area codes012
Websitewww.borgloon.be

Borgloon (French: Looz) is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006, Borgloon had a total population of 10,152. The total area is 51.12 km² which gives a population density of 199 inhabitants per km². Borgloon gave its name to the former county of Loon and was its capital until 1200.

The municipality includes the following 13 sub-municipalities: Bommershoven, Borgloon proper, Broekom, Gors-Opleeuw, Gotem, Groot-Loon, Hendrieken, Hoepertingen, Jesseren, Kerniel, Kuttekoven, Rijkel, and Voort.

History

Historical affiliations

County of Loon 11th century–1366
Prince-Bishopric of Liège 1366–1789
Republic of Liège 1789–1791
Prince-Bishopric of Liège 1791–1795
French Republic 1795–1804
French Empire 1804–1815
Kingdom of the Netherlands 1815–1830
 Kingdom of Belgium 1830–present

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