Zonhoven

Zonhoven is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2018, Zonhoven had a total population of 21,214. The total area is 39.34 km² which gives a population density of 506 inhabitants per km².

Zonhoven
Former town hall of Zonhoven
Former town hall of Zonhoven
Flag of Zonhoven
Flag
Coat of arms of Zonhoven
Coat of arms
Zonhoven is located in Belgium
Zonhoven
Zonhoven
Location in Belgium
Zonhoven Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°59′N 5°21′E / 50.983°N 5.350°E / 50.983; 5.350Coordinates: 50°59′N 5°21′E / 50.983°N 5.350°E / 50.983; 5.350
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorJohny Deraeve (VLD)
 • Governing party/iesVLD
Area
 • Total39.34 km2 (15.19 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total21,214
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
3520
Area codes011 - 089
Websitewww.zonhoven.be

The municipality includes the hamlets Halveweg, Termolen, and Terdonk.

HistoryEdit

On November 18, 1833 the Treaty of Zonhoven was signed in the house named De Franse Kroon between representatives of the Netherlands and Belgium to establish special regulations over the use of the Meuse River by the signatories.

Notable persons born/raised in ZonhovenEdit

Products of ZonhovenEdit

SportsEdit

Superprestige round #2 Zonhovenis a cyclo-cross race held every autumn.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "zonderik.be" (in Dutch). zonderik.be. Retrieved 2013-02-28.

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