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Bertem
"Municipality
""Bertem town hall
Bertem town hall
""Flag of Bertem
Flag
""Coat of arms of Bertem
Coat of arms
""Bertem is located in Belgium
Bertem
Bertem
Location in Belgium
Location of Bertem in Flemish Brabant
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Coordinates: 50°51′N 04°37′E / 50.850°N 4.617°E / 50.850; 4.617"Coordinates: 50°51′N 04°37′E / 50.850°N 4.617°E / 50.850; 4.617
Country "Belgium
"Community "Flemish Community
"Region "Flemish Region
"Province "Flemish Brabant
"Arrondissement "Leuven
Government
 • Mayor Joël Vander Elst (GB-"VLD)
 • Governing party/ies GB-"VLD, "CD&V
Area
 • Total 29.75 km2 (11.49 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 9,907
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
"Postal codes 3060, 3061
"Area codes 016 - 02
Website www.bertem.be

Bertem (Dutch pronunciation: "[ˈbɛrtɛm]) is a "municipality located in the "Belgian province of "Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Bertem proper, "Korbeek-Dijle and "Leefdaal. On January 1, 2006, Bertem had a total population of 9,215. The total area is 29.75 km² which gives a "population density of 310 inhabitants per km².

The area is noted for its rural landscape, in particular the "Koeheide"[2] and "Bertembos" ("Bertem Forest"). On the open plains of Leefdaal, it is possible to see the "endangered "European Hamster (Cricetus cricetus)).[3] The village of Bertem itself is home to the Sint-Pieters-Bandenkerk (nl), a "romanesque church built between 950 and 1050.

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