Diepenbeek town hall


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°24′E / 50.900°N 5.400°E / 50.900; 5.400Coordinates: 50°54′N 05°24′E / 50.900°N 5.400°E / 50.900; 5.400
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
  Mayor Patrick Hermans (Puur Diepenbeek)
  Governing party/ies Puur, Open VLD, N-VA, CD&V
  Total 41.19 km2 (15.90 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 18,906
  Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 3590
Area codes 011
Website www.diepenbeek.be

Diepenbeek (Limburgish: Diepenbik) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg near Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Diepenbeek had a total population of 18,337. Its total area is 41.19 km² which gives a population density of 430 inhabitants per km².

The municipality includes the communities and hamlets of Bijenberg, het Crijt, Dorpheide, Keizel, Lutselus, Pampert, Piannesberg, Reitje, Rooierheide, Rozendaal, and Zwartveld.

It is home to Hasselt University, slowly expanding towards Hasselt itself. The Limburg Science Park is located on the university campus.


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