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Nieuwerkerken

Nieuwerkerken
Flag of Nieuwerkerken
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Coat of arms of Nieuwerkerken
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Nieuwerkerken is located in Belgium
Nieuwerkerken
Nieuwerkerken
Location in Belgium
Location of Nieuwerkerken in Limburg
Nieuwerkerken Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°12′E / 50.867°N 5.200°E / 50.867; 5.200Coordinates: 50°52′N 05°12′E / 50.867°N 5.200°E / 50.867; 5.200
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
 • MayorBenny Bamps (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, VLD
Area
 • Total22.46 km2 (8.67 sq mi)
Population
(2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total6,960
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Postal codes
3850
Area codes011
Websitewww.nieuwerkerken.be

Nieuwerkerken is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2006, Nieuwerkerken had a total population of 6,606. The total area is 22.46 km² which gives a population density of 294 inhabitants per km². It consists of 4 villages: Binderveld, Wijer, Kozen and Nieuwerkerken. The current mayor is Benny Bamps (CD&V - Christian Democrats).

The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Binderveld, Kozen, Nieuwerkerken proper, and Wijer.

The village of Wijer was the location for the first series of the television show De Werf (VTM).

Attractions

Main monuments:[2]

  • St Peter's Church (1910)
  • Castle (farm) of Nieuwerkerken (1648)
  • Castle Schelfstad Heath (18th century)
  • Heath Schelfstad Mining (18th century)

References

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.heemkunde-nieuwerkerken.be/?page_id=119

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