Diepenbeek

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Diepenbeek
Diepenbeek town hall
Diepenbeek town hall
Flag of Diepenbeek
Flag
Coat of arms of Diepenbeek
Coat of arms
Diepenbeek is located in Belgium
Diepenbeek
Diepenbeek
Location in Belgium
Location of Diepenbeek in Limburg
Diepenbeek Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°24′E / 50.900°N 5.400°E / 50.900; 5.400Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°24′E / 50.900°N 5.400°E / 50.900; 5.400
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorPatrick Hermans
 • Governing party/iesPuur, Open VLD, N-VA, CD&V
Area
 • Total41.19 km2 (15.90 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total19,086
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
3590
Area codes011
Websitewww.diepenbeek.be

Diepenbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈdipə(m)beːk]; Limburgish: Diepenbik)[citation needed] is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Diepenbeek had a total population of 18,337. Its total area is 41.19 km² which gives a population density of 430 inhabitants per km².

The municipality includes the communities and hamlets of Bijenberg, het Crijt, Dorpheide, Keizel, Lutselus, Pampert, Piannesberg, Reitje, Rooierheide, Rozendaal, and Zwartveld.

It is home to Hasselt University, slowly expanding towards Hasselt itself. The Limburg Science Park is located on the university campus.

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