Koekelberg

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Koekelberg
Koekelberg town hall
Koekelberg town hall
Flag of Koekelberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Koekelberg
Coat of arms
Koekelberg is located in Belgium
Koekelberg
Koekelberg
Location in Belgium
Koekelberg municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
Bruxelles-Capitale Koekelberg.svg
Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°20′E / 50.867°N 4.333°E / 50.867; 4.333Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°20′E / 50.867°N 4.333°E / 50.867; 4.333
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
RegionBrussels
ArrondissementBrussels
Government
 • MayorPhilippe Pivin (MR)
Area
 • Total1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total21,609
 • Density18,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
1081
Area codes02
Websitewww.koekelberg.be

Koekelberg (French pronunciation: [kukəlbɛʁ(g)]; Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkukəlˌbɛrx] (About this soundlisten)) is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium. It is bordered by Ganshoren, Jette, Sint-Agatha-Berchem and Sint-Jans-Molenbeek. On January 1, 2006, the municipality had a total population of 18,157. The total area is 1.17 km², which gives a population density of 15,486 inhabitants per km². In common with all the Brussels municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

The municipality - the smallest in the Brussels region by population - is dominated by the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (or Koekelberg Basilica), one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in the world.

Koekelberg Basilica

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