|• Mayor||Benny Bamps (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, VLD|
|• Total||22.46 km2 (8.67 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2017)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
Nieuwerkerken is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2006, Nieuwerkerken had a total population of 6,606. The total area is 22.46 km² which gives a population density of 294 inhabitants per km². It consists of 4 villages: Binderveld, Wijer, Kozen and Nieuwerkerken. The current mayor is Benny Bamps (CD&V - Christian Democrats).
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Binderveld, Kozen, Nieuwerkerken proper, and Wijer.
The village of Wijer was the location for the first series of the television show De Werf (VTM).
- St Peter's Church (1910)
- Castle (farm) of Nieuwerkerken (1648)
- Castle Schelfstad Heath (18th century)
- Heath Schelfstad Mining (18th century)
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