|Municipality of Belgium|
|• Mayor||Jos Emmerechts (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, Groen!|
|• Total||34.82 km2 (13.44 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Postal codes||1860, 1861|
|Area codes||02, 052, 015|
Meise (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛɪ̯s̪ə]) 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 has a total population of 18,464. The total area is 34.82 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km².
Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are Eddy Merckx, Frank Deboosere, Tony De Pauw, Kris Wauters (from the band Clouseau), Bart Mullie and Jean-Pierre Van Rossem. Also a historical resident, Empress Carlota of Mexico (born the first Belgian princess) spent many secluded years at the Castle of Bouchout where she died in 1927.
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
- The National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Dutch: De Nationale plantentuin van België)
The Bouchout Castle
- Waalre, since 1980
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
- Official website (Dutch)