Leuven

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Leuven
Municipality
Leuven Town Hall
Leuven Town Hall
Flag of Leuven
Flag
Coat of arms of Leuven
Coat of arms
Leuven is located in Belgium
Leuven
Leuven
Location in Belgium
Location of Leuven in Flemish Brabant
LeuvenLocatie.png
Coordinates: 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883°N 4.700°E / 50.883; 4.700Coordinates: 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883°N 4.700°E / 50.883; 4.700
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Louis Tobback (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies SP.A, CD&V
Area
 • Total 56.63 km2 (21.86 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 99,288
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,500/sq mi)
Postal codes 3000, 3001, 3010, 3012, 3018
Area codes 016
Website www.leuven.be

Leuven (Dutch: [ˈløːvə(n)]  ( listen)) or Louvain (French: Louvain, pronounced [luvɛ̃]; German: Löwen is a municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

In 2007, 91,942 people lived there.[2]

It is at 50° 52 North, 04° 42 East.[3]

Leuven hosts Belgium's biggest university - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven So, Leuven is very young populated city , and there were more than 45000 students in Leuven in 2012.

Leuven also has a long history. The town hall in the city centre dates from the Middle Ages.

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Twin towns/sister cities[change | change source]

Leuven is twinned with:

Friendly relations[change | change source]

Aside from the aforementioned cities, Leuven has friendly relations with:

References[change | change source]

  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. Werkelijke bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2007 / Population de droit par commune au 1 janvier 2007 (.xls)
  3. Geografische coördinaten van de gemeenten (.xls)
  4. "Kraków - Miasta Bliźniacze" [Kraków - Twin Cities]. Miejska Platforma Internetowa Magiczny Kraków (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
  5. "Samenwerking tussen Leuven en New Delhi verankerd" (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 October 2017.