Tremelo

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Tremelo
Flag of Tremelo
Flag
Coat of arms of Tremelo
Coat of arms
Tremelo is located in Belgium
Tremelo
Tremelo
Location in Belgium
Location of Tremelo in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
 • MayorPaul Dams (Open VLD)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, Open VLD
Area
 • Total21.57 km2 (8.33 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total14,842
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal codes
3120, 3128
Area codes016, 015
Websitewww.tremelo.be

Tremelo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtreːməloː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of Baal and Tremelo proper. On January 1, 2006, Tremelo had a total population of 13,725. The total area is 21.57 km² which gives a population density of 636 inhabitants per km².

Located in the arrondissement or administrative district of Leuven, the official language is Dutch. Tremelo is most famous for having been the hometown of Father Damien, SS.CC. who Pope Benedict XVI canonized on October 11, 2009, as Saint Damien of Molokai. Father Damien is locally known as Pater Damiaan, and was a legendary martyr of charity who had tended to the lepers in the Hawaiian Islands.

Birthplace of Father Damien

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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