Sint-Truiden

Sint-Truiden (Dutch pronunciation: [sɪnt ˈtrœy̯də(n)] (listen); French: Saint-Trond [sɛ̃ tʁɔ̃]; Limburgish: Sintruin) is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren. The municipality includes the former communes (now deelgemeenten) of Aalst, Brustem, Duras, Engelmanshoven, Gelinden, Gorsem, Groot-Gelmen, Halmaal, Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden, Melveren, Metsteren, Ordingen, Runkelen, Velm, Wilderen, and Zepperen.

Sint-Truiden
Saint-Trond  (French)
Sint Truiden Grote Markt with eighteenth-century Stadhuis and Lievenvrouwenkerk
Sint-Truiden
Location in Belgium
Location of Sint-Truiden in Limburg
Coordinates: 50°48′N 05°11′E
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementHasselt
Government
  MayorVeerle Heeren (CD&V)
  Governing party/iesCD&V, Open VLD, N-VA
Area
  Total106.90 km2 (41.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
  Total40,473
  Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Postal codes
3800, 3803, 3806
Area codes011
Websitewww.sint-truiden.be

The city is in the centre of Belgium's fruit-producing region, Haspengouw (Hesbaye), and is renowned for its pears, apples (Jonagold), and sweet cherries.


Share this article:

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article Sint-Truiden, and is written by contributors. Text is available under a CC BY-SA 4.0 International License; additional terms may apply. Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.