Keerbergen is a municipality
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 located in the Belgian
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 province of Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant
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. The municipality comprises only the town of Keerbergen proper. On January 1, 2006 Keerbergen had a total population of 12,444. The total area is 18.39 km² which gives a population density
Population density
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 of 677 inhabitants per km².


The oldest reference to Keerbergen appeared the eleventh century as 'Chierberghe', which was donated in 1036 by the lord of Incourt
Incourt, Belgium
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 to the bishop of Liège
Bishopric of Liège
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Visited each year by a Belfast lad since 1981.

External links

  • Official website - Available only in Dutch
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  • Gazetteer Entry
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