Koekelberg (French: [kukəlbɛʁ(g)], Dutch: [ˈkukəlˌbɛr(ə)x] (listen)) is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium. Located in the north-western part of the region, it is bordered by Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Ganshoren, Jette, and Molenbeek-Saint-Jean. In common with all of Brussels' municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).

Koekelberg
Koekelberg's Municipal Hall seen from the Place Henri Vanhuffel/Henri Vanhuffelplein
Koekelberg's Municipal Hall seen from the Place Henri Vanhuffel/Henri Vanhuffelplein
Flag of Koekelberg
Coat of arms of Koekelberg
Location of Koekelberg
Koekelberg is located in Belgium
Koekelberg
Koekelberg
Location in Belgium
Koekelberg municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
Koekelberg Brussels-Capital Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°20′E / 50.867°N 4.333°E / 50.867; 4.333Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°20′E / 50.867°N 4.333°E / 50.867; 4.333
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
French Community
RegionBrussels-Capital
ArrondissementBrussels-Capital
Government
 • MayorAhmed Laaouej (PS)
 • Governing party/iesPS, Ecolo-Groen, Alternative Humaniste
Area
 • Total1.18 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-01-01)[1]
 • Total21,959
 • Density19,000/km2 (48,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
1081
Area codes02
Websitewww.koekelberg.be

As of 1 January 2022, the municipality had a population of 22,023 inhabitants.[2] The total area is 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi), which gives a population density of 15,543/km2 (40,260/sq mi).[2]

The municipality—the smallest in the Brussels region by population—is dominated by the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart (or Koekelberg Basilica), one of the largest Roman Catholic churches in the world.[3]

The main transportation hub of the municipality are the connected Simonis and Elisabeth metro stations, served by the Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB/MIVB) system.

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  1. ^ "Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2020". Statbel.
  2. ^ a b "Koekelberg | IBSA". ibsa.brussels. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  3. ^ Stéphany 2006, p. 63.

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