Zonhoven is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2007, Zonhoven had a total population of 20,060. The total area is 39.34 km² which gives a population density of 506 inhabitants per km².
The municipality includes of the following hamlets: Halveweg, Termolen, and Terdonk.
History [ edit ]
On November 18, 1833 the
Treaty of Zonhoven was signed in the house named De Franse Kroon between representatives of Holland and Belgium to establish special regulations over the use of the Meuse River by the signatories.
Notable persons born/raised in Zonhoven [ edit ]
Lieve Baeten, author and illustrator of children's books
Anke Buckinx, host
Koen Buyse (1977), frontman of Zornik
Rik Ceulemans, athlete
Patrick Claesen aka Pat Krimson DJ, ex- Leopold 3, 2 Fabiola, DJ and producer
Luc Indestege, writer
Ingrid Lieten (1964), Flemish minister
Luc Nilis (1967), former soccer player
Roel Paulissen, Mountain biking
Marleen Renders (1968), marathon runner
Charlotte Timmers (b. Zonhoven, 7 October 1988), actress
Chris Thys (1954), actress
Leah Thys (1945), actress
Jos Vandeloo (1925), writer
Marilou Vanden Poel-Welkenhuysen, former MOP
Margot Vanderstraeten, writer
Tim Vanhamel (1977), frontman van Millionaire and ex- Evil Superstars
Francesca Vanthielen (b. Eeklo, 1972), actress, host
Wout Wijsmans (b. Hasselt, 1977), volleyball player
Kikx, former boyband
Bieke Broux, Multiple Sclerosis researcher/scientist
Products of Zonhoven [ edit ]
Superprestige round #2 Zonhovenis a cyclo-cross race held every autumn.
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