Lontzen

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Lontzen
Municipality
Lontzen, kerk foto1 2011-09-26 16.29.JPG
Flag of Lontzen
Flag
Coat of arms of Lontzen
Coat of arms
Lontzen is located in Belgium
Lontzen
Lontzen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°00′E / 50.683°N 6.000°E / 50.683; 6.000Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°00′E / 50.683°N 6.000°E / 50.683; 6.000
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
Government
 • Mayor Alfred Lecerf (Union)
 • Governing party/ies Union
Area
 • Total 28.73 km2 (11.09 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 5,656
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Postal codes 4710-4711
Area codes 087
Website www.lontzen.be

Lontzen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. On January 1, 2006 Lontzen had a total population of 5,071. The total area is 28.73 km² which gives a population density of 177 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Lontzen proper, Herbestal, and Walhorn.

In the 19th century, a Low Franconian dialect was widely spoken in Lontzen.

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