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Meise (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛi̯sə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Meise proper and Wolvertem (a deelgemeente), and, several smaller villages like Sint-Brixius-Rode, Oppem, Meusegem, Impde/Imde, Rossem, Westrode and quarters as Bouchout, Nerom and Slozen. As of January 1, 2006, Meise had a total population of 18,464. The total area is 34.82 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km².

Meise
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Flag of Meise
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Coat of arms of Meise
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Meise is located in Belgium
Meise
Meise
Location in Belgium
Location of Meise in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°56′N 04°20′E / 50.933°N 4.333°E / 50.933; 4.333Coordinates: 50°56′N 04°20′E / 50.933°N 4.333°E / 50.933; 4.333
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementHalle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • MayorJos Emmerechts (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, Groen!
Area
 • Total34.82 km2 (13.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total19,164
 • Density550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
1860, 1861
Area codes02, 052, 015
Websitewww.meise.be

Meise is also a last name of a few families originating from Germany.

TransportEdit

The A12 runs vertically through the middle of Meise.

Points of interestEdit

Notable people from MeiseEdit

Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are

Empress Carlota of Mexico (born the first Belgian princess) spent many secluded years at the Castle of Bouchout where she died in 1927.

Twin townsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

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