Nieuwerkerken

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Nieuwerkerken
Municipality
Flag of Nieuwerkerken
Flag
Coat of arms of Nieuwerkerken
Coat of arms
Nieuwerkerken is located in Belgium
Nieuwerkerken
Nieuwerkerken
Location in Belgium
Location of Nieuwerkerken in Limburg
Nieuwerkerken Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°12′E / 50.867°N 5.200°E / 50.867; 5.200Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°12′E / 50.867°N 5.200°E / 50.867; 5.200
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
Government
 • Mayor Benny Bamps (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
Area
 • Total 22.46 km2 (8.67 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 6,941
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes 3850
Area codes 011
Website www.nieuwerkerken.be

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).

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Main monuments:[2]

  • St Peter's Church (1910)
  • Castle (farm) of Nieuwerkerken (1648)
  • Castle Schelfstad Heath (18th century)
  • Heath Schelfstad Mining (18th century)

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