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
Location of Lontzen in the province of Liège
Lontzen Liège Belgium Map.png
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 2017)[1]
 • Total 5,684
 • 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, Herbesthal, and Walhorn.

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

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