Rixensart

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Rixensart
Municipality
Objectif Rixensart © Objectif Rixensart.JPG
Coat of arms of Rixensart
Coat of arms
Rixensart is located in Belgium
Rixensart
Rixensart
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°32′E / 50.717°N 4.533°E / 50.717; 4.533Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°32′E / 50.717°N 4.533°E / 50.717; 4.533
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Jean Vanderbecken (NAP-MR)
 • Governing party/ies NAP-MR
Area
 • Total 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 21,883
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 1330-1332
Area codes 02
Website www.rixensart.be

Rixensart is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Rixensart had a total population of 21,355. The total area is 17.54 km² which gives a population density of 1,217 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following former municipalities, now sub-municipalities: Rixensart proper, Rosières (Rozieren), and Genval. Genval-les-Bains is a local beauty spot, a 100-year old lake with a fountain, and framed by trees, houses and restaurants. Rixensart is home to the beautiful private-owned Chateau de Rixensart.

Rixensart is served by two railway stations (at Rixensart and at Genval), connecting it with Brussels to the north and Louvain-la-Neuve to the south. The new arrival of the Brussels RER, will improve both train stations and upgrade the number of trains going from Brussels to Namur to 4 per hour. This will also bring more people to the municipality to live. The municipality is now classified as a commuter town due to its proximity to Brussels, the RER and the E411 Motorway.

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Rixensart is home to Royale Union Rixensartoise football club. The club is on the rise, especially the youth teams.[2]

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Rixensart is twinned with:

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  • Media related to Rixensart at Wikimedia Commons