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The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Flag of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Coat of arms of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Coat of arms
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve in Walloon Brabant
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
 • Mayor Jean-Luc Roland (Ecolo)
 • Governing party/ies Ecolo, ICH, PS
 • Total 29.43 km2 (11.36 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 31,543
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Postal codes 1340-1342, 1348
Area codes 010

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve had a total population of 29,521. The total area is 32.96 km² which gives a population density of 896 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Ottignies, Louvain-la-Neuve, Céroux-Mousty, and Limelette. Louvain-la-Neuve (sometimes abbreviated as "LLN") is a new town developed from 1968 in order to provide a home for the Université catholique de Louvain, the French-speaking part of the former Université de Louvain on its separation from the Dutch-speaking part, which remained in the ancient city of Leuven.

Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park[edit]

Created in 1971, Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park is the first of its kind in Belgium and is the biggest one in Wallonia (the French-speaking part of Belgium). It covers 231 hectares (570 acres) spread over the area of the town of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and the municipality of Mont-Saint-Guibert (30 kilometres (19 mi) away from Brussels).


Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is home to the Royal Ottignies Stimont football club.[2]


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