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
The municipality of Rixensart in Walloon Brabant
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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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFrench Community
RegionWallonia
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
ArrondissementNivelles
Government
 • MayorJean Vanderbecken (NAP-MR)
 • Governing party/iesNAP-MR
Area
 • Total17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total22,227
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal codes1330-1332
Area codes02
Websitewww.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 Château 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.

Localities

Sports

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

Twin towns

Rixensart is twinned with:

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References

External links

  • Media related to Rixensart at Wikimedia Commons