De Haan, Belgium

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De Haan
De Haan Panorama R01.jpg
Flag of De Haan
Coat of arms of De Haan
Coat of arms
De Haan is located in Belgium
De Haan
De Haan
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51.267°N 3.033°E / 51.267; 3.033Coordinates: 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51.267°N 3.033°E / 51.267; 3.033
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province West Flanders
Arrondissement Ostend
 • Mayor Peter Breemersch (Bewust '12)
 • Governing party/ies Bewust '12
 • Total 42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 12,622
 • Density 300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Postal codes 8420, 8421
Area codes 059 - 050
Poster "« Le Coq-sur-Mer » by Henri Cassiers (1898)

De Haan (French: Le Coq; West Flemish: D'n Oane) is a place and a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of De Haan proper, Klemskerke, Vlissegem and Wenduine. On January 1, 2006 De Haan had a total population of 11,925. The total area is 42.17 km² which gives a population density of 283 inhabitants per km².

The coastal village of De Haan proper has maintained a low skyline so its many buildings in Belle Époque style are still prominently visible.

The town has an 18-hole golf course situated in its dunes, founded by King Leopold II in 1903. Today, it is the only links course in the country.[citation needed]

Its most famous resident was Albert Einstein, who lived in the villa "Savoyarde" for six months in 1933 after leaving Nazi Germany.

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Women's volleyball club Volley De Haan plays at the highest level of the Belgian league pyramid.


De Haan has stations on The Coast Tram.


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