Halen

Halen, formerly Haelen (Limburgish: Hôle), is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Halen had a total population of 9,352. The total area is 36.29 km² which gives a population density of 258 inhabitants per km².

Halen

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Halen
Location in Belgium
Location of Halen in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°56′53″N 05°06′52″E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
  MayorErik Van Roelen (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, SP-a
Area
  Total36.29 km2 (14.01 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total9,461
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal codes
3545
Area codes013
Websitewww.halen.be

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Halen proper, Loksbergen, and Zelem.

During the First World War, on August 12, 1914, the Battle of Haelen took place here near the river crossing of the Gete.

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