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Koekelberg

Koekelberg
Koekelberg has one of the largest green area in Brussels, Elisabeth Park. Historically characterized by small factories and chocolate makers, it is one of the densest cities in Belgium.

Territory

Koekelberg commune covers a territory of 1.2 square kilometres and is located in the second ring of the Brussels outskirts. It is bordered by Jette, Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Ganshoren and Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.

The small commune spends its peaceful days in the shade of its huge Basilica, the fifth largest church in the world. Though often disparaged, the impressive pink bulk of the Basilica, inaugurated by Leopold II in 1905 to mark the 75th anniversary of Belgium’s independence, is an interesting piece of history for all architecture enthusiasts.

In recent years the ground around the Basilica has been redeveloped, accentuating Elizabeth Park, a place that locals love to stroll through. Avenue du Panthéon, which borders the park, offers the attraction of its old townhouses.

The completion of the Léopold II tunnel and the prestigious buildings on the main road between the Botanical Gardens in Saint-Josse and the Basilica have stimulated a general trend of reconstruction at the northern entrance to Brussels.

Key figures

Statistical overview of the commune of Koekelberg

(Source: Institut Bruxellois de Statistique et d'Analyse - IBSA)

General contact details of the communal administration

Place Henri Vanhuffel 6, 1081 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 412 14 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 414 10 71
Email: koekelberg@koekelberg.irisnet.be
Online: www.koekelberg.be (FR/NL)

Police zone 5340 (Brussels-West)

Koekelberg is part of police zone Brussels-West which covers the territory of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Koekelberg, Jette, Ganshoren and Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.

CPAS

Rue François Delcoigne 39, 1081 Brussels
Phone: +32 (0)2 412 16 52
Fax: +32 (0)2 412 16 85