Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve (French pronunciation: [ɔtiɲi luvɛ̃ la nœv] (listen); Walloon: Ocgniye-Li Noû Lovén) is a city and municipality of Wallonia located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve had a total population of 29,521. The total area is 32.96 km² which gives a population density of 896 inhabitants per km².

Ocgniye-Li Noû Lovén (Walloon)
The Town Hall
The Town Hall
Flag of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Coat of arms of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Location of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
The municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve in Walloon Brabant
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Brabant-Wallon Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500Coordinates: 50°40′N 04°30′E / 50.667°N 4.500°E / 50.667; 4.500
Country Belgium
CommunityFrench Community
ProvinceWalloon Brabant
 • MayorJulie Chantry (Ecolo)
 • Governing party/iesEcolo-Avenir-PS
 • Total33.4 km2 (12.9 sq mi)
 • Total31,385
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
1340-1342, 1348
Area codes010

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Ottignies, Louvain-la-Neuve, Céroux-Mousty, and Limelette. Louvain-la-Neuve (sometimes abbreviated as "LLN") is a new town developed from 1968 in order to provide a home for the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), the French-speaking part of the former Catholic University of Louvain on its separation from the Dutch-speaking part, which remained in the ancient city of Louvain (Leuven).

Louvain-la-Neuve Science ParkEdit

Created in 1971, Louvain-la-Neuve Science Park is the first of its kind in Belgium and is the biggest one in Wallonia (the French-speaking part of Belgium). It covers 231 hectares (570 acres) spread over the area of the town of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and the municipality of Mont-Saint-Guibert (30 kilometres (19 mi) away from Brussels).


Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve is home to the Royal Ottignies Stimont football club (soccer)[2] and the Rugby Ottignies Club (rugby).[3]


  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Royal Ottignies Stimont asbl". Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Rugby Ottignies Club". Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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