Lummen

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Lummen
Municipality
Kiosk - Lummen - België.jpg
Flag of Lummen
Flag
Coat of arms of Lummen
Coat of arms
Lummen is located in Belgium
Lummen
Lummen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°59′N 05°12′E / 50.983°N 5.200°E / 50.983; 5.200Coordinates: 50°59′N 05°12′E / 50.983°N 5.200°E / 50.983; 5.200
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
Government
 • Mayor Luc Wouters (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 53.38 km2 (20.61 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 14,603
 • Density 270/km2 (710/sq mi)
Postal codes 3560
Area codes 013, 011
Website www.lummen.be

Lummen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2006, Lummen had a total population of 13,691. The total area is 53.38 km² which gives a population density of 256 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Lummen proper, Meldert en Linkhout. In addition, it includes the following hamlets: Geneiken, Genenbos, Gestel, Goeslaar, Groenlaren, Laren, Mellaer, Molem, Oostereinde, Rekhoven, Schalbroek, and Thiewinkel.

Kasteel Lagendal is situated in this municipality.

The historic coat of arms features the crests of the Houses of Arenberg, La Marck and Arrazola de Oñate. In 2008 however, the municipality chose to use a new logo on its official documents instead.

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