Berchem-Sainte-Agathe  (French)

Town hall


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°E / 50.867; 4.300Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°E / 50.867; 4.300
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
French Community
Region Brussels
Arrondissement Brussels
  Mayor Joël Riguelle (cdH)
  Governing party/ies MR (liberal)
  Total 2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 24,224
  Density 8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 1082
Area codes 02
Website Official website

Sint-Agatha-Berchem (Dutch, pronounced [sɪnt aːˈɣaːtaː ˈbɛrxəm]) or Berchem-Sainte-Agathe (French, pronounced [bɛʁkɛm sɛ̃t aɡat]) is one of the nineteen municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium.

The municipality had a total population of 20,078 on 1 January 2006. The total area is 2.95 km² which gives a population density of 6,807 inhabitants per km².

The municipality is known for its calm and peaceful character. It is said that Berchem is a "village in the city". The Belgian actor Jean-Claude Van Damme was born and raised here; this is also the site of the Cité Moderne a housing project from 1922-1925 designed by the great Belgian architect Victor Bourgeois.

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