Holsbeek

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Holsbeek
Municipality
The chapel of Saint Joseph, near Sint-Pieters-Rode, Holsbeek
The chapel of Saint Joseph, near Sint-Pieters-Rode, Holsbeek
Flag of Holsbeek
Flag
Coat of arms of Holsbeek
Coat of arms
Holsbeek is located in Belgium
Holsbeek
Holsbeek
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°46′E / 50.917°N 4.767°E / 50.917; 4.767Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°46′E / 50.917°N 4.767°E / 50.917; 4.767
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Hans Eyssen (CD&V-CP)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V-CP, sp.a, NIEUW
Area
 • Total 38.50 km2 (14.86 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 9,935
 • Density 260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Postal codes 3220, 3221
Area codes 016
Website www.holsbeek.be

Holsbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔlzbeːk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Holsbeek proper, Kortrijk-Dutsel (nl), Nieuwrode (nl) and Sint-Pieters-Rode (nl). On January 1, 2006, Holsbeek had a total population of 9,205. The total area is 38.50 km² which gives a population density of 239 inhabitants per km².

The best known historical landmark of the municipality is the medieval castle of Horst.[citation needed]

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