Halle, Belgium

Halle (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦɑlə] (listen); French: Hal, French pronunciation: [al]) is a city and municipality of Belgium, in the district (arrondissement) Halle-Vilvoorde of the province Flemish Brabant. It is located on the Brussels-Charleroi Canal and on the Flemish side of the language border that separates Flanders and Wallonia. Halle lies on the border between the Flemish plains to the North (thick loam) and the undulating Brabant lands to the South (thinner loam). The city also borders on the Pajottenland to the west. The official language of Halle is Dutch.

The Grote Markt
Location in Belgium
Location of Halle in Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°44′10″N 04°14′14″E
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceFlemish Brabant
  MayorMarc Snoeck (Vooruit)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, Vooruit, Groen
  Total44.40 km2 (17.14 sq mi)
  Density880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes
1500, 1501, 1502
Area codes02

The municipality Halle comprises the city of Halle proper and the towns of Buizingen and Lembeek. The neighboring towns are: Pepingen, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw, Beersel, Braine-l'Alleud, Braine-le-Château, and Tubize. The population of Halle has increased from 32,758 inhabitants in 1991 to 39,536 on 1 January 2019. The mayor is Marc Snoeck of the sp.a.

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