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Holsbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔlzbeːk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Holsbeek proper, Kortrijk-Dutsel [nl], Nieuwrode [nl] and Sint-Pieters-Rode [nl]. On January 1, 2006, Holsbeek had a total population of 9,205. The total area is 38.50 km² which gives a population density of 239 inhabitants per km².

Holsbeek
The chapel of Saint Joseph, near Sint-Pieters-Rode, Holsbeek
The chapel of Saint Joseph, near Sint-Pieters-Rode, Holsbeek
Flag of Holsbeek
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Coat of arms of Holsbeek
Coat of arms
Holsbeek is located in Belgium
Holsbeek
Holsbeek
Location in Belgium
Location of Holsbeek in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°46′E / 50.917°N 4.767°E / 50.917; 4.767Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°46′E / 50.917°N 4.767°E / 50.917; 4.767
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
 • MayorHans Eyssen (CD&V-CP)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V-CP, sp.a, NIEUW
Area
 • Total38.50 km2 (14.86 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total9,920
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Postal codes
3220, 3221
Area codes016
Websitewww.holsbeek.be

The best known historical landmark of the municipality is the medieval castle of Horst.[citation needed]

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