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Evere (French: [eˈvɛːʁ], Dutch: [ˈeːvərə] (About this soundlisten)) is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium). On 1 January 2006, the municipality had a total population of 33,462. The total area is 5.02 km2 (1.94 sq mi) which gives a population density of 6,668/km2 (17,270/sq mi). In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

Evere
Evere town hall
Evere town hall
Flag of Evere
Flag
Coat of arms of Evere
Coat of arms
Evere is located in Belgium
Evere
Evere
Location in Belgium
Evere municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
Bruxelles-Capitale Evere.svg
Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°24′E / 50.867°N 4.400°E / 50.867; 4.400Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°24′E / 50.867°N 4.400°E / 50.867; 4.400
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
RegionBrussels
ArrondissementBrussels
Government
 • MayorRudi Vervoort (PS)
Area
 • Total5.02 km2 (1.94 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total41,131
 • Density8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
1140
Area codes02
Websitewww.evere.be

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HistoryEdit

Evere's character was essentially rural until the end of the First World War. It was famous for its market gardeners, pioneers in the cultivation of chicory (French: chicon, Dutch: witloof). It was also the centre of the history of aviation in Belgium between 1914 and 1945 welcoming, among others, on the neighboring town of Haren, the Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques (SABCA) and Societé Anonyme Belge d'Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne (SABENA). Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis to Evere airfield after his historic 1927 transatlantic flight to Paris. He was welcomed by a crowd of over 25,000.

After the Second World War, the explosion of population and the scarcity of free building plots in the Brussels region accelerated the disappearance of agricultural land in Evere in favor of urbanisation. From 1968 onwards, the arrival of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) headquarters on the disused site of the old aerodrome in Haren, also brought about the arrival of a number of companies of the tertiary sector.

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SportEdit

Evere is home to BUC Saint Josse Rugby Club, former Belgian Champions who currently play in the Belgian Elite League

TransportationEdit

Evere is served by Evere railway station on line 26 (which goes from Halle to Vilvoorde). Bordet railway station, on the same line, is also in the municipality.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Musée bruxellois du Moulin et de l'Alimentation :: Evere" (in French). www.evere.be. 2008-09-19. Retrieved 2008-10-07.[dead link]

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