Leuven

capital city of Flemish Brabant, Belgium

Leuven (Dutch: [ˈløːvə(n)]  ( listen)) or Louvain (French: Louvain, pronounced [luvɛ̃]; German: Löwen) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

Leuven
Leuven Town Hall
Leuven Town Hall
Flag of Leuven
Flag
Coat of arms of Leuven
Coat of arms
Leuven is located in Belgium
Leuven
Leuven
Location in Belgium
Location of Leuven in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883°N 4.700°E / 50.883; 4.700Coordinates: 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883°N 4.700°E / 50.883; 4.700
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
 • MayorLouis Tobback (sp.a)
 • Governing party/iesSP.A, CD&V
Area
 • Total56.63 km2 (21.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total101,396
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,600/sq mi)
Postal codes
3000, 3001, 3010, 3012, 3018
Area codes016
Websitewww.leuven.be

In 2007, 91,942 people lived there.[2]

It is at 50° 52 North, 04° 42 East.[3]

Leuven hosts Belgium's biggest university - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. So, Leuven is very young populated city, and there were more than 45,000 students in Leuven in 2012.

Leuven also has a long history. The town hall in the city centre dates from the Middle Ages.

International relationsEdit

Twin towns/sister citiesEdit

Leuven is twinned with:

Friendly relationsEdit

Aside from the aforementioned cities, Leuven has friendly relations with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2008-11-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  3. "Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)". Archived from the original on 2004-07-23. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  4. "Kraków - Miasta Bliźniacze" [Kraków - Twin Cities]. Miejska Platforma Internetowa Magiczny Kraków (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  5. "Samenwerking tussen Leuven en New Delhi verankerd" (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 October 2017.