Tubize

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Tubize
Tubeke  (Dutch)
Municipality
Tubize, centre-ville.JPG
Flag of Tubize
Flag
Coat of arms of Tubize
Coat of arms
Tubize is located in Belgium
Tubize
Tubize
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Tubize in Walloon Brabant
Tubize Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°41′N 04°12′E / 50.683°N 4.200°E / 50.683; 4.200Coordinates: 50°41′N 04°12′E / 50.683°N 4.200°E / 50.683; 4.200
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
Government
 • Mayor Michel Januth (PS)
 • Governing party/ies PS- MR - Ecolo
Area
 • Total 32.66 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 25,646
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 1480
Area codes 02
Website www.tubize.be

Tubize (Dutch: Tubeke) is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006 Tubize had a total population of 22,335. The total area is 32.66 km2 which gives a population density of 684 inhabitants per km2.

The municipality includes the former districts of Clabecq (Klabbeek), Oisquercq (Oostkerk), Saintes (Sint-Renelde), and Tubize. Bordering Flanders, the town is home to a minority of Dutch-speakers.

Tubize town hall

Ateliers de Tubize[edit]

Les Ateliers de Tubize locomotive works was located in Tubize. At least six Tubize locomotives are preserved. One (Tubize 2069) in Belgium, two narrow gauge locomotives (2365 & 2369) in Jokioinen Museum Railways, Finland, and one narrow-gauge (2179) in Poland. One locomotive is still in operation on the Pelion railway in Greece. Three are preserved in Iran [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Steam in Asia (West) 2016". internationalsteam.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-12.

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tubize at Wikimedia Commons