Location in Belgium
Berchem-Sainte-Agathe municipality in the Brussels-Capital Region
|Coordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°ECoordinates: 50°52′N 04°18′E / 50.867°N 4.300°E|
|• Mayor||Joël Riguelle (cdH)|
|• Governing party/ies||MR (liberal)|
|• Total||2.95 km2 (1.14 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||8,200/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
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.
- ↑ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
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