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Encyclopedia > Leuven
Municipal flag Leuven
Leuven Town Hall.
Coat of arms
Geography
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community of Belgium flag Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region flag Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Leuven
Coordinates 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883, 4.7Coordinates: 50°53′N 04°42′E / 50.883, 4.7
Area 56.63 km²
Population (Source: NIS)
Population
– Males
– Females
- Density
90,706 (January 1, 2006)
49.32%
50.68%
1602 inhab./km²
Age distribution
0–19 years
20–64 years
65+ years
(01/01/2006)
19.59%
63.45%
16.95%
Foreigners 9.43% (01/07/2005)
Economy
Unemployment rate 8.67% (January 1, 2006)
Mean annual income 15,183 €/pers. (2003)
Government
Mayor Louis Tobback (SP.A)
Governing parties SP.A-Spirit, CD&V-N-VA
Other information
Postal codes 3000, 3001, 3010, 3012, 3018
Area codes 016
Web address www.leuven.be

Leuven listen  (Dutch Leuven, English Louvain, French Louvain, German Löwen) is the capital of the province of Flemish Brabant in Flanders, Belgium. It is located about 30 kilometers east of Brussels, with as other neighbouring cities Mechelen, Aarschot, Tienen, and Wavre. Image File history File links Flag_of_Leuven. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 169 KB)Town hall of Leuven; made by myself at 03. ... Image File history File links RedDot. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Stadswapen_Leuven. ... Image File history File links LeuvenLocatie. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Belgium is a federal state and is composed of three communities, three regions, and four linguistic regions. ... 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It is one of the Flanders' Art Cities.


The municipality comprises the historical city of Leuven and the adjacent villages of Heverlee, Kessel-Lo, a part of Korbeek-Lo, Wilsele and Wijgmaal. A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Heverlee is a town in Belgium. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Wilsele is a commune of the city of Leuven. ...

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History

The first mention of Leuven goes back to 891 ('Loven'), when a Viking army was defeated by the Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia (see: Battle of Leuven). According to the city legend, its red-white-red colours depict the blood-stained shores of the river Dijle after this battle. Events October 6 - Election of Pope Formosus Arnulf of Carinthia defeats the Normans at the Battle of Leuven Births Abd ar-Rahman III, emir and first caliph of Córdoba. ... Later romantic portrait of Arnulf. ... The Battle of Leuven was fought in 891 between the Franks and the Vikings. ... Dijle (Dutch, in French: Dyle) is a river in central Belgium. ...


Situated at this river and nearby the stronghold of the Dukes of Brabant, Leuven became the most important centre of trade in the duchy between the 11th and the 14th century. A token of its former importance as a centre of cloth manufacture, is nicely reflected in the typical Leuven linen cloth, known in late 14-15th century texts as lewyn (other spellings: Leuwyn, Levyne, Lewan(e), Lovanium, Louvain)[1]. A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ...


In the 15th century a new golden era began with the founding of the largest and oldest university in the Low Countries: the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U.Leuven, or Catholic University Leuven) in 1425. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... It has been suggested that Regents: Low Countries be merged into this article or section. ... The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven in English) or in short K.U.Leuven, is the oldest, largest and most prominent university in Belgium. ...

Destruction of the university library, 1915.
Destruction of the university library, 1915.

In the 18th century Leuven became even more important because of a flourishing brewery that would later become Interbrew (recently renamed to InBev), the largest brewery company in the world. In fact, InBev's Stella Artois brewery and main offices dominate the entire north-eastern part of the town, between the railway station and the canal to Mechelen. Image File history File links Louvain_Library_WWI.jpg‎ [edit] Summary Interior of the Famous Library at Louvain. ... Image File history File links Louvain_Library_WWI.jpg‎ [edit] Summary Interior of the Famous Library at Louvain. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The entrance of a brewery. ... Interbrew was a large Belgium-based brewing company which owned many internationally known beers, as well as some smaller local beers. ... InBev (Euronext: INB, NYSE: ABV) is the largest beer company in the industry. ... Stella Artois logo A Common 330 ml Bottle of Stella Artois Stella Artois brewery in Leuven This article is about Stella Artois lager. ... Passengers bustle around the typical grand edifice of Londons Broad Street Station in 1865. ... For other uses, see Canal (disambiguation). ... Mechelen: Grote Markt square, with St. ...


In the 20th century, both world wars inflicted major damage to the city, destroying the university library twice. The world was outraged over this and the library was completely rebuilt after World War I with American charity funds and German war indemnities. After World War II, the burnt down building had to be restored again. It still stands as a symbol of the wars and of Allied solidarity. “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


Sights

The Town Hall.
The Town Hall.
Fonske.
Fonske.
The University Library.
The University Library.
  • The University Library was built by the American architect Whitney Warren. The tower houses one of the largest carillons in the world.
  • There is a ducal castle dating from the 12th century on the Keizersberg ("Emperor's Mountain") which was demolished in the 17th Century. Today there is a neo-romanesque Abbey where the castle once stood.
  • The Large Beguinage is one of the world's best remaining examples of its architectural type. It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1998.
  • There are several other smaller churches and chapels around town.
  • "Fonske" is a statue near the centre of town. Its full name is Fons Sapientiae, Latin for "fountain of wisdom." The statue represents a university student who, while reading a book, lets wisdom flow into his head as liquid from a glass. Just like Manneken Pis in Brussels, Fonske is from time to time dressed in costumes appropriate for the occasion.

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Student population

Nowadays Leuven is a real "student city", as during the academic year most citizens in its centre are students.


Leuven sports one of the liveliest bar scenes in Belgium. Besides boasting the "longest bar" in Belgium, the Old Market, tens of bars and cafés crammed into a central square in Leuven, it's also the proud home city of Belgium's smallest bar, Onder den Toog in the Noormannenstraat.



The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University Leuven) is the oldest Catholic university still in existence and one of the biggest universities in Belgium. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven in English) or in short K.U.Leuven, is the oldest, largest and most prominent university in Belgium. ...


One of the orchestras formed by students is the "Arenbergorkest", allowing these young people to combine study and music. There are also a number of hogescholen (Vocational university, literally translated: "high schools"). These hogescholen include Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (Catholic High School Leuven) and Groep T (Group T). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Groep T is a hogeschool (college) in Leuven, Belgium. ...


Mayor

The mayor of Leuven is currently Louis Tobback, a socialist politician prominent on the national level who was once minister of internal affairs and leader of the socialist fraction in the lower chamber of the Belgian parliament, among other things.
A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Louis Tobback is the current mayor of Leuven. ...


Sister cities

Leuven is twinned with: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Besides these sister cities, Leuven has friendly relations with: Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... s-Hertogenbosch ( ) (literally The Dukes Forest), colloquially known as Den Bosch ( (help· info)) — translated in French as Bois-le-Duc, in German as Herzogenbusch and in Spanish as Bolduque — is a municipality in the Netherlands, and also the capital of the province of North Brabant. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Krakow (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Map of Germany showing Lüdenscheid Lüdenscheid is a town in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other uses, see Rennes (disambiguation). ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Republic_of_China. ... Tainan is the name of a city and a county in southwestern Taiwan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Stellenbosch from Botmaskop mountain looking towards Cape Town Stellenbosch (IPA: ) is the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape Province, South Africa after Cape Town, and is situated about 50 kilometers (30 mi) away along the banks of the Eerste River. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Cristian is a gay petifile child rapist ...

Culture

Leuven is well known for its summer rock festival Marktrock. The main football club of the municipality is Oud-Heverlee Leuven, the successor of K. Stade Leuven. Leuven also has some orchestras, like the famous Arenberg Orchestra. Around the 15th of August, Marktrock is a popular crowd-puller music festival in the heart of the university town of Leuven. ... A football team is the collective name given to a number of players who play together in a football game, be it association football (soccer), rugby, Australian football, American football, Gaelic football, or other version of football. ... Oud-Heverlee Leuven is a Belgian football club, from the municipality of Leuven. ... Koninklijke Stade Leuven was a Belgian football club from the city of Leuven, Vlaams Brabant that existed between 1903 and 2002. ...


Famous inhabitants

Born in Leuven

Great Beguinage
Great Beguinage

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Lived in Leuven

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References

  1. ^ http://www.library.ucla.edu/yrl/reference/maps/blaeu/germania-inferior-nt.htm#prima_brabantiae

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