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Affligem
"Municipality
""Winters zicht op Teralfene.jpg
""Flag of Affligem
Flag
""Coat of arms of Affligem
Coat of arms
""Affligem is located in Belgium
Affligem
Affligem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°54′N 04°06′E / 50.900°N 4.100°E / 50.900; 4.100"Coordinates: 50°54′N 04°06′E / 50.900°N 4.100°E / 50.900; 4.100
Country "Belgium
"Community "Flemish Community
"Region "Flemish Region
"Province "Flemish Brabant
"Arrondissement "Halle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • Mayor Walter De Donder
 • Governing party/ies "VLD, "CD&V
Area
 • Total 17.70 km2 (6.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 13,079
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
"Postal codes 1790
"Area codes 053 - 02
Website www.affligem.be

Affligem (Dutch pronunciation: "[ˈɑfliɣɛm]) (anciently written Afflighem) is a "municipality located some 20 km (12 mi) west-north-west of "Brussels in the "Belgian province of "Flemish Brabant, not far from the city of "Aalst and the important railway junction of "Denderleeuw.

The municipality comprises the villages of Essene, "Hekelgem and "Teralfene (note that there is no village called Affligem proper). On 1 January 2006 it had 11,956 inhabitants. The total area is 17.70 km2 (7 sq mi), giving a population density of 676 inhabitants per km².

Historically, the village is best known for the "Benedictine "Affligem Abbey, founded in 1062.

Affligem abbey beers[edit]

The "abbey of Affligem was founded around 1074. The label "anno 1074" on the Affligem beer bottles is based on the foundation history. The brand name is used under licence from the monks of Affligem, by the "Op-Ale brewery in the neighbouring village of "Opwijk. The brewery is now owned by "Heineken International, who have renamed it the Affligem brewery and market the beers internationally.

References[edit]

"" This article incorporates text from a publication now in the "public domainHerbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Afflighem". "Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton. 

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