Diegem church spire
Brussels Airlines head office in Diegem

Diegem is a town in the municipality of Machelen, Flemish Brabant, Belgium.

Its gothic church, inaugurated in 1543, in the centre of town, has a conspicuous tiered spire.[1]

Diegem train station

The town is served by Diegem railway station, which is situated on the BrusselsLeuven railway line between Haren Zuid and Zaventem stations.

A portion of Brussels Airport is located in Diegem.[2] Diegem's situation just outside the Brussels-Capital Region and close to the R0 (the Brussels orbital motorway) mean it has a large number of business premises.[citation needed]

Its postal code is 1831.

EconomyEdit

Brussels Airlines has its corporate head office in the b.house on the grounds of Brussels Airport and in Diegem.[2][3] Brussels Airlines formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between SN Brussels and Virgin Express.[4]

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations of Chevron Phillips are based in Stockholm Building in Airport Plaza in Diegem.[5]

EducationEdit

Primary schools in Diegem include Gemeentelijke Basisschool De Fonkel and Parochiale Basisschool.[6] GISO Machelen provides secondary education to Diegem residents.[7][8] Bibliotheek Machelen-Diegem is the public library of the town.[9]

SportsEdit

The Superprestige Diegem is a December evening cyclo-cross race held in Diegem, Belgium, which is part of the Superprestige.

Football club Diegem Sport is the town club and plays in the Belgian Third Division.

Sister CitiesEdit

Diegem became sister cities with Northbrook, Illinois, in 1966.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sainte Catherine's and Saint Cornelius' church (in Diegem)
  2. ^ a b "bedrijf.jpg Archived 24 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine." Machelen. Retrieved on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Corp – Contact Us." Brussels Airlines. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Sabena reborn: SN Brussels-Virgin Express merger 'set to take former Belgian flag carrier brand'." Flight Global. 27 October 2006. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Chevron Phillips. Retrieved on September 6, 2017. "Chevron Phillips Chemical International N.V. Airport Plaza - Stockholm Building Leonardo Da Vincilaan 19 1831 Diegem Belgium"
  6. ^ "Kleuter- en basisonderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Secundair onderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Home. GISO Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Home. Machelen, bibliotheek.be. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.northbrookhistory.org/village-history/

Coordinates: 50°53′39″N 4°26′08″E / 50.894232°N 4.435623°E / 50.894232; 4.435623