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Kortenaken (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔrtənaːkə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Hoeleden, Kersbeek-Miskom, Kortenaken proper, Ransberg and Waanrode. On January 1, 2014, Kortenaken had a total population of 7,881. The total area is 49.06 km² which gives a population density of 160,63 inhabitants per km².

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Flag of Kortenaken
Coat of arms of Kortenaken
Coat of arms
Kortenaken is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°04′E / 50.900°N 5.067°E / 50.900; 5.067Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°04′E / 50.900°N 5.067°E / 50.900; 5.067
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
 • Mayor Patrick Vandijck (Open Vld)
 • Governing party/ies Open Vld-GBL, N-VA
 • Total 49.10 km2 (18.96 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 7,930
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Postal codes 3470-3473-3472
Area codes 016, 011, 013

Every year in August there used to be a three-day festival in Kortenaken, named Boerenrock, with electro music on Friday, rock music and a party on Saturday, and on Sunday music aimed at children and their parents. The final edition of this festival took place in 2016.


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