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Lommel

Lommel
Municipality
Flag of Lommel
Flag
Coat of arms of Lommel
Coat of arms
Lommel is located in Belgium
Lommel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
Government
 • Mayor Peter Vanvelthoven (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies sp.a, Open Vld
Area
 • Total 102.37 km2 (39.53 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 33,409
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Postal codes 3920
Area codes 011
Website www.lommel.be

Lommel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2014, Lommel had a total population of 33,744.[2] The total area is 102.37 square kilometres (39.53 sq mi), which gives a population density of 312/km2 (807/sq mi).

The municipality consists of the following communities: Balendijk, Barrier, Gelderhorsten, Heeserbergen, Heide-Heuvel, Kattenbos, Kerkhoven, Kolonie, Lommel Centrum, Lutlommel, Stevensvennen, Lommel-Werkplaatsen, and Blauwe Kei.

The official language of Lommel is Dutch, but there is also an unofficial dialect called Lommels that is mostly spoken by indigenous people of lommel. Lommels is a cherished heritage language with rooted historical background that it continues to be spoken in this modern days. This dialect ('lommels' as it is called by people of Lommel) is part of the spoken autochthonous Kempenlands language (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[3]

Contents

  • Lutlommel 1
  • Notable people from Lommel 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Lutlommel

Lutlommel, one of 10 hamlets of Lommel, is known for its many archeological sites and its very fine, white sand. Kafe de Kroon is one of the oldest and most popular cafes in the town.

Notable people from Lommel

See also

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ http://statbel.fgov.be/nl/statistieken/webinterface/beSTAT_home/#4
  3. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105

External links

  • Official website
  • Website tourism Lommel
  • Steven van Broeckhoven´s profile on efpt.net
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