Halen

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Halen
Halen - Sint-Petruskerk.jpg
Flag of Halen
Flag
Coat of arms of Halen
Coat of arms
Halen is located in Belgium
Halen
Halen
Location in Belgium
Location of Halen in Limburg
Halen Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorErik Van Roelen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, SP-a
Area
 • Total36.29 km2 (14.01 sq mi)
Population
(2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total9,461
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes
3545
Area codes013
Websitewww.halen.be

Halen, formerly Haelen (Limburgish: Hôle), is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Halen had a total population of 9,352. The total area is 36.29 km² which gives a population density of 258 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Halen proper, Loksbergen, and Zelem.

During the First World War, on August 12, 1914, the Battle of Haelen took place here near the river crossing of the Gete.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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