Raeren town hall


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°07′E / 50.683°N 6.117°E / 50.683; 6.117Coordinates: 50°41′N 06°07′E / 50.683°N 6.117°E / 50.683; 6.117
Country Belgium
Community German-speaking Community
Region Wallonia
Province Liège
Arrondissement Verviers
  Mayor Hans-Dieter Laschet (Mit uns)
  Governing party/ies Mit uns – CSL
  Total 74.21 km2 (28.65 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 10,552
  Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postal codes 4730–4731
Area codes 087
Website www.raeren.be

Raeren is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Liège. It was part of Germany until the First World War, after which it became part of Belgium. It is one of several towns in Eastern Belgium which still predominantly speak German.

On January 1, 2006, Raeren had a total population of 10,091. The total area is 74.21 km² which gives a population density of 136 inhabitants per km². The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Eynatten, Hauset, and Raeren proper.

Mathias Cormann, the Minister for Finance of Australia, was raised in Raeren.[2]

See also


  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. Kitney, Geoff (2 May 2014). "Mathias Cormann: A tale of two lives". The Age. Retrieved 2 May 2014.

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