Holsbeek

Holsbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɔlzbeːk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Holsbeek proper, Kortrijk-Dutsel, Nieuwrode and Sint-Pieters-Rode. On January 1, 2006, Holsbeek had a total population of 9,205. The total area is 38.50 km² which gives a population density of 239 inhabitants per km².

Holsbeek
The chapel of Saint Joseph, near Sint-Pieters-Rode, Holsbeek

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Holsbeek
Location in Belgium
Location of Holsbeek in Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°46′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
ArrondissementLeuven
Government
  MayorHans Eyssen (CD&V-CP)
  Governing party/iesCD&V-CP, sp.a, NIEUW
Area
  Total38.50 km2 (14.86 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total9,905
  Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Postal codes
3220, 3221
Area codes016
Websitewww.holsbeek.be

The best known historical landmark of the municipality is the medieval castle of Horst.

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