The Town Hall
|• Mayor||Jean-Luc Roland (Ecolo)|
|• Governing party/ies||Ecolo, ICH, PS|
|• Total||29.43 km2 (11.36 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)|
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
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).
- Media related to Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve at Wikimedia Commons
- Municipality Website
- The Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park website
- Louvain-la-Neuve WebTV
- Facebook group for residents of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .