10 Interesting Facts About Leuven

Facts About Leuven:

  1. The Population of Leuven is 100,244, as of 2016.

  2. Leuven is home to Belgium’s biggest university, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven So.

  3. The earliest mention of Leuven dates from 891 when a Viking army was defeated by the Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia.

  4. Leuven is twinned with: Tainan, Taiwan; s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Kraków, Poland;  Lüdenscheid, Germany & Rennes, France.

  5. Leuven is a municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

  6. Leuven has friendly relations with Cristian, Romania; New Delhi, India; Stellenbosch, South Africa.

  7. Leuven is the worldwide headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest beer company in the world.

  8. Leuven has been a university city of Belgium since 1425.

  9. The European route E40 passes Leuven in the south, the European route E314 connects Leuven with the city of Aachen.

  10. Leuven has two larger hospitals. The Academic Hospital UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg is the largest hospital in Belgium and The Regional Hospital Heilig Hart is in the city center.

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10 Interesting Dinant Facts

Dinant Facts:

  1. The name Dinant comes from the Celtic Divo-Nanto, meaning “Sacred Valley” or “Divine Valley”.

  2. Adolphe Saxe, born in Dinant, the invented the saxophone.

  3. The first mention of Dinant as a settlement dates from the 7th century.

  4. The Population of Dinant is 111,566, as of 2018.

  5. Dinant is a Walloon city and municipality located on the River Meuse, in the Belgian province of Namur.

  6. Dinant is Twinned with: Chios, Greece; Cagayan de Oro, Philippines; Hoddesdon, England; Caldas da Rainha, Portugal & Dinan, France.

  7. Dinant is a municipality in the Belgian province of Namur.

  8. a bathtub regatta is an annual event in Dinant.

  9. The couque de Dinant is Europe’s hardest biscuit.

  10. Dinant hosts the Saint-Vincent and Saint-Anne sites of the CHU UCLouvain Namur university hospital.

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Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk is known as the church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, is a Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic church, Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk replaced the old St Peters church which burned down in 1896, King Leopold II laid the first stone in 1901, Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk treasures include embroidered robes

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10 Interesting facts about Ostend

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Fun and Interesting facts about Ostend

  1. Comic Le Bal Du Rat Mort is about a dreadful invasion of rats and its set in Ostend.

  2. Ostend is connected to Bruges and Ghent by Canals.

  3. Ostend was the last Dutch stronghold in Belgium in 1583.

  4. During World War I Ostend was a major German Submarine base until the sinking of the British blockship Vindictive sealed the port in 1918.

  5. Ostend has been used as a film location by a number of directors, movies: Place Vendôme, Armaguedon and Ex Drummer.

  6. Ostend has over five and a half miles of sandy beaches.

  7. Ostend is part of the Flanders region in Belgium and is the 9th biggest city in Flanders by Population.

  8. Ostend is only 6 meters above sea level.

  9. During a Three years siege in 1604, Ostend was left totally destroyed by the Spaniards under the Ambrogio Spinola.

  10. Ostend was given communal charter in 1267. (List of all Belgium cities communal charters)

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List of Cities in Belgium

List Cities of Belgium

Belgium is a European Country that’s part of the European Union, has an area of 11,787 sq mi and Population over 11 Million. The Biggest city by Population and size is Brussels, Brussels hosts the official seats of the European Commission, Council of the European Union, and European Council.

Belgium is divided into three main Regions: Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. Flanders and Wallonia are divided into five sections.

  • Flanders: West and East Flanders, Antwerp, Limburg and Flemish Brabant.
  • Wallonia: Hainaut, Luxembourg, Namur, Liege and Wallon on Brabant.

List of Belgium Cities by Alphabetical order 

City Province Population 2017 Communal Charter
Aalst East Flanders 84,859 1174
Aarschot Flemish Brabant 29,654 1194
Andenne Namur 26,767
Antoing Hainaut 7,829 1817 (titre)
Antwerp Antwerp 520,504 1221
Arlon Luxembourg 29,585
Ath Hainaut 29,074 1166
Bastogne Luxembourg 15,737 1332
Beaumont Hainaut 7,095
Beauraing Namur 9,161
Beringen Limburg 45,704 1239
Bilzen Limburg 32,151 1386
Binche Hainaut 33,545
Blankenberge West Flanders 20,265
Borgloon Limburg 10,668 1200
Bouillon Luxembourg 5,459
Braine-le-Comte Hainaut 21,532
Bree Limburg 15,911 1386
Bruges West Flanders 118,187 1128
Brussels 176,545 1229
Charleroi Hainaut 201,256
Chimay Hainaut 9,879
Chiny Luxembourg 5,179
Chièvres Hainaut 6,913
Châtelet Hainaut 36,350
Ciney Namur 16,360
Comines-Warneton Hainaut 18,102
Couvin Namur 13,908
Damme West Flanders 10,945 1180
Deinze East Flanders 30,906 1241
Dendermonde East Flanders 45,583 1233
Diest Flemish Brabant 23,612 1229
Diksmuide West Flanders 16,719 12th
Dilsen-Stokkem Limburg 20,310 1244
Dinant Namur 13,568
Durbuy Luxembourg 11,459 1331
Eeklo East Flanders 20,708 1240
Enghien Hainaut 13,563
Eupen Liège 19,461 1808
Fleurus Hainaut 22,624
Florenville Luxembourg 5,628
Fontaine-l’Évêque Hainaut 17,673
Fosses-la-Ville Namur 10,436
Geel Antwerp 39,560
Gembloux Namur 25,763
Genappe Walloon Brabant 15,334
Genk Limburg 65,986
Geraardsbergen East Flanders 33,204 1068
Ghent East Flanders 259,083 1178
Gistel West Flanders 12,021 13th
Halen Limburg 9,511 1206
Halle Flemish Brabant 38,680 1225
Hamont-Achel Limburg 14,427 14th Century
Hannut Liège 16,254
Harelbeke West Flanders 27,683 1153
Hasselt Limburg 77,124 1232
Herentals Antwerp 27,800 1209
Herk-de-Stad Limburg 12,694 1386
Herve Liège 17,638
Hoogstraten Antwerp 21,300 1210
Houffalize Luxembourg 5,232
Huy Liège 21,301 1066
Izegem West Flanders 27,590 1817
Jodoigne Walloon Brabant 14,005
Kortrijk West Flanders 75,736 1127
La Louvière Hainaut 80,719
La Roche-en-Ardenne Luxembourg 4,162
Landen Flemish Brabant 15,919 1211
Le Rœulx Hainaut 8,552
Lessines Hainaut 18,580
Leuven Flemish Brabant 100,291 1211
Leuze-en-Hainaut Hainaut 13,814
Lier Antwerp 35,244 1212
Limbourg (nl, de: Limburg) Liège 5,990
Liège (nl: Luik) Liège 197,885
Lo-Reninge West Flanders 3,288
Lokeren East Flanders 41,057 1804
Lommel Limburg 33,996
Maaseik Limburg 25,233 1244
Malmedy Liège 12,503
Marche-en-Famenne Luxembourg 17,401
Mechelen Antwerp 85,665 1301
Menen West Flanders 33,112
Mesen West Flanders 1,049
Mons Hainaut 95,220
Mortsel Antwerp 25,588
Mouscron Hainaut 57,773
Namur Namur 110,628
Neufchâteau Luxembourg 7,597
Nieuwpoort West Flanders 11,351
Ninove East Flanders 38,446 12th
Nivelles Walloon Brabant 28,368
Ostend West Flanders 70,994 1267
Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Walloon Brabant 31,543
Oudenaarde East Flanders 30,972 1189
Oudenburg West Flanders 9,325
Peer Limburg 16,427
Philippeville Namur 9,239
Poperinge West Flanders 19,735 1147
Péruwelz Hainaut 17,152
Rochefort Namur 12,599
Roeselare West Flanders 61,657 1250
Ronse East Flanders 26,092
Saint-Ghislain Hainaut 23,207
Saint-Hubert Luxembourg 5,588
Scherpenheuvel-Zichem Flemish Brabant 22,924 1605
Seraing Liège 64,157
Sint-Niklaas East Flanders 76,028
Sint-Truiden Limburg 40,169 8th
Soignies Hainaut 27,447
Spa Liège 10,345 1594
St. Vith Liège 9,661
Stavelot Liège 7,140
Thuin Hainaut 14,600
Tielt West Flanders 20,301
Tienen Flemish Brabant 34,365
Tongeren Limburg 30,865
Torhout West Flanders 20,503
Tournai Hainaut 69,493 1188
Turnhout Antwerp 43,467 1212
Verviers Liège 55,194
Veurne West Flanders 11,727
Vilvoorde Flemish Brabant 43,653 1192
Virton Luxembourg 11,381
Visé Liège 17,759
Walcourt Namur 18,353
Waregem West Flanders 37,871
Waremme Liège 15,036
Wavre Walloon Brabant 34,169
Wervik West Flanders 18,689
Ypres West Flanders 35,014 1174
Zottegem East Flanders 26,137
Zoutleeuw Flemish Brabant 8,446 1107

5 Amazing Facts about Eupen

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  1. The Official Language of Eupen is German.

  2. After World War I, the Treaty of Versailles transferred Eupen from Germany to Belgium.

  3. Eupen is the Capital city of Belgium’s German-Speaking Community.

  4. The old French name of the town was Néau.

  5. Eupen’s association football team, the K.A.S Eupen is the first German-speaking Community to play in the Belgian Pro.