|• Mayor||Jos Emmerechts (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, Groen!|
|• Total||34.82 km2 (13.44 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||1860, 1861|
|Area codes||02, 052, 015|
Meise (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛi̯sə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Meise proper and Wolvertem (a deelgemeente), and, several smaller villages like Sint-Brixius-Rode, Oppem, Meusegem, Impde/Imde, Rossem, Westrode and quarters as Bouchout, Nerom and Slozen. As of January 1, 2006, Meise had a total population of 18,464. The total area is 34.82 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km².
Meise is also a last name of a few families originating from Germany.
The A12 runs vertically through the middle of Meise.
Points of interest
- Wolvertem transmitter, a facility for AM broadcasting
- National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Dutch: De Nationale plantentuin van België)
- Bouchout Castle
Notable people from Meise
Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are
- Eddy Merckx
- Frank Deboosere
- Tony De Pauw
- Kris Wauters (from the band Clouseau)
- Jean-Pierre Van Rossem
- Waalre, since 1980
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)