Halen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦaːlə(n)] (audio speaker iconlisten)), formerly Haelen (Limburgish: Hôle), is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt. On January 1, 2018, Halen had a total population of 9,461. The total area is 36.29 km² which gives a population density of 261 inhabitants per km².

Halen
Sint-Pietersbandenkerk (Halen) (21764) 18-08-2019.jpg
Flag of Halen
Coat of arms of Halen
Halen is located in Belgium
Halen
Halen
Location in Belgium
Location of Halen in Limburg
Halen Limburg Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E / 50.94806°N 5.11444°E / 50.94806; 5.11444
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorErik Van Roelen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total36.29 km2 (14.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total9,461
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes
3545
Area codes013
Websitewww.halen.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Halen proper, Loksbergen, and Zelem.

During the First World War, on August 12, 1914, the Battle of Halen took place here near the river crossing of the Gete.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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