Huldenberg (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦʏldə(m)bɛr(ə)x]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns and villages of Huldenberg proper, Loonbeek, Neerijse [nl], Ottenburg and Sint-Agatha-Rode. On January 1, 2011, Huldenberg had a total population of 9,464. The total area is 39.64 km² which gives a population density of 230 inhabitants per km².

Huldenberg
Municipal hall
Municipal hall
Flag of Huldenberg
Coat of arms of Huldenberg
Huldenberg is located in Belgium
Huldenberg
Huldenberg
Location in Belgium
Location of Huldenberg in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°35′E / 50.783°N 4.583°E / 50.783; 4.583Coordinates: 50°47′N 04°35′E / 50.783°N 4.583°E / 50.783; 4.583
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
 • MayorDanny Vangoidtsenhoven (CD&V - NVA)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V - NVA, sp.a
Area
 • Total39.64 km2 (15.31 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total9,892
 • Density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Postal codes
3040
Area codes016, 02
Websitewww.huldenberg.be

It is the seat of the Belgian branch of the House of Limburg-Stirum.

It has a football club called VK Huldenberg, which was created from a fusion of the clubs FC Huldenberg and VK Rode.[2]

Every Tuesday there is a market from 8h - 13h. This market is located at the Gemeenteplein, near town hall.

At the end of WW II, Mary Churchill, daughter of the British prime minister, was a member of a British all-women anti-aircraft battery 481 that was stationed at Huldenberg for three months. She was entertained by the then burgomaster of Huldenberg, Count Thierry de Limburg Stirum and his wife Marie,[3] née Princess of Croÿ. She found the local people very friendly and helpful and also noted ("somewhat priggishly" she admitted) "...the flouting by all of and sundry of whatever regulations existed here, and the wide-spread use of the flourishing 'black market'. This had been regarded as almost a 'patriotic duty' during the occupation, but it was still going on now - apparently unrestrained."[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Voetbal (Football) OHR Huldenberg vzw". Gemeente Huldenberg (Huldenberg town council). 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b Soames, Mary (2011). A Daughter's Tale. Croydon, UK: Doubleday. pp. 327–334. ISBN 978-0-385-60448-2.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Huldenberg at Wikimedia Commons