Begijnendijk

Begijnendijk (Dutch pronunciation: [bəˈɣɛinə(n)ˌdɛik]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Begijnendijk proper and Betekom. On January 1, 2006, Begijnendijk had a total population of 9,400. The total area is 17.62 km² which gives a population density of 534 inhabitants per km². The official spoken language is Dutch.

Begijnendijk
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Flag of Begijnendijk
Coat of arms of Begijnendijk
Begijnendijk is located in Belgium
Begijnendijk
Begijnendijk
Location in Belgium
Begijnendijk in the Province of Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°47′E / 51.017°N 4.783°E / 51.017; 4.783Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°47′E / 51.017°N 4.783°E / 51.017; 4.783
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
 • MayorBert Ceulemans (Samen)
 • Governing party/iesSamen-NVA-S.A.F.E-Leef
Area
 • Total17.62 km2 (6.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total10,053
 • Density570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Postal codes
3130
Area codes016 - 015
Websitewww.begijnendijk.be

On the 25th of July 2019, the hottest ever recorded in Belgium was recorded in Begijnendijk, the town recording a temperature of 41.8 °C (107.2 °F), beating the temperature of 40.2 °C (104.4 °F) recorded in Angleur, recorded just the previous day.[2]

Further readingEdit

  • 2008 "De boerekes van Betekom" written by Bob Michiels
  • 2005 "Begijnendijk, dorp van kerkenbouwers"
  • 2003 "De vergane glorie van Betekom" written by Pascal Van Vlasselaer
  • 1997 "De parochies St. Lucia en St. Laurentius van Begijnendijk-Betekom voot 1901" written by H. Guislain
  • 1996 "Begijnendijk voor 1796" written by Geert Andries
  • 1996 "Betekom op de schoolbanken" written by Vermeulen-Vandenbussche, Trees
  • 1995 "Volkstelling van Betekom en Begijnendijk"
  • 1995 "Nota's uit de rekeningen der St.Laurentiuskerk: 1715, 1751,1757,1762,1775, XIXe en XXe eeuw"
  • 1995 "De oude molen van Betekom"
  • 1994 "Hoe Begijnendijk ontstond als aparte gemeente op 8 maart 1796"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Zo uitzonderlijk was het gisteren: 41,8 graden in Begijnendijk" (in Dutch). VRTNWS. Archived from the original on 26 July 2019. Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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