|• Mayor||Luc Wynant (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, sp.a|
|• Total||10.08 km2 (3.89 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)|
|Area codes||053, 054|
Liedekerke (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlidəkɛrkə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. On January 1, 2006 Liedekerke had a total population of 11,920. The total area is 10.08 km² which results in a population density of 1,183 inhabitants per km². Liedekerke means "church on the little hill."
From the Carolingian era until the 11th century, Liedekerke was a part of the Shire of Brabant. Around 1056-1059, Baldwin V, Count of Flanders acquired the northwestern part of the village as a fief from the German emperor. This county ranged from the Scheldt and Dender rivers and also encompassed several other villages along the Dender, among which was Liedekerke. The name "Liekercke", which means "church on the little hill", was first drawn up as part of the county in 1092.
The fortress of the dukes of Brabant was near the Dender, on the land of Denderleeuw, with which it formed a Dominium. Throug marriage of the Jacques, Marquess of Veere and Marie of Hanaert, Baronnes of Liedekercke the house of Hénin-Liétard became resident Lords of the former castle.
- Maximilien II de Hénin, 5th Count of Bossu, died inside Liedekerke Castle.
- Karl Heeremans (1937-2010), painter
- Rita Deneve (1944-), singer
- Jonas Heymans (1993-), footballer
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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