Hoeilaart Town Hall


Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°46′N 04°28′E / 50.767°N 4.467°E / 50.767; 4.467Coordinates: 50°46′N 04°28′E / 50.767°N 4.467°E / 50.767; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
  Mayor Tim Vandenput (VLD)
  Governing party/ies VLD, PW
  Total 20.43 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 10,915
  Density 530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 1560
Area codes 02
Website www.hoeilaart.be

Hoeilaart (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦui̯laːrt]) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, Belgium. The name Hoeilaart is of Gallic-Celtic origin, coming from "Ho-Lar," meaning a high clearing in the woods. Residents are called Hoeilanders or Doenders. The municipality only comprises the town of Hoeilaart proper. On January 1, 2006, Hoeilaart had a total population of 10,074. The total area is 20.43 km² which gives a population density of 493 inhabitants per km². Hoeilaart also sometimes called "The Glass Village" because of the greenhouse grape cultivation that once took place.

The official language is Dutch. Local minorities consist of nationals from many European union-countries, USA and Canada, and from French-speakers.


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