Huldenberg

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Huldenberg
Municipality
Municipal hall
Municipal hall
Flag of Huldenberg
Flag
Coat of arms of Huldenberg
Coat of arms
Huldenberg is located in Belgium
Huldenberg
Huldenberg
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°35′E / 50.783°N 4.583°E / 50.783; 4.583Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°35′E / 50.783°N 4.583°E / 50.783; 4.583
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Danny Vangoidtsenhoven (CD&V - NVA)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V - NVA, sp.a
Area
 • Total 39.64 km2 (15.31 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 9,743
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Postal codes 3040
Area codes 016, 02
Website www.huldenberg.be

Huldenberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɵldə(m)bɛrx]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns and villages of Huldenberg proper, Loonbeek, Neerijse (nl), Ottenburg and Sint-Agatha-Rode. On January 1, 2011, Huldenberg had a total population of 9,464. The total area is 39.64 km² which gives a population density of 230 inhabitants per km².

It is the seat of the Belgian branch of the House of Limburg-Stirum.

It has a football club called VK Huldenberg, which was created from a fusion of the clubs FC Huldenberg and VK Rode.[2]

Every Tuesday there is a market from 8h - 13h. This market is located at the Gemeenteplein, near town hall.

In early 1944, Mary Churchill, daughter of the British prime minister, was a member of a British all-women anti-aircraft battery 481 that was stationed at Huldenberg for three months. She was entertained by the then burgomaster of Huldenberg, Count Thierry de Limburg Stirum and his wife Marie,[3] née Princess of Croÿ. She found the local people very friendly and helpful and also noted ("somewhat priggishly" she admitted) "...the flouting by all of and sundry of whatever regulations existed here, and the wide-spread use of the flourishing 'black market'. This had been regarded as almost a 'patriotic duty' during the occupation, but it was still going on now - apparently unrestrained."[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Voetbal (Football) OHR Huldenberg vzw". Gemeente Huldenberg (Huldenberg town council). 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Soames, Mary (2011). A Daughter's Tale. Croydon, UK: Doubleday. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-0-385-60448-2. 

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