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""St. Gertrudis church in Machelen
St. Gertrudis church in Machelen
""Flag of Machelen
""Coat of arms of Machelen
Coat of arms
""Machelen is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Machelen in Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°26′E / 50.917°N 4.433°E / 50.917; 4.433"Coordinates: 50°55′N 04°26′E / 50.917°N 4.433°E / 50.917; 4.433
Country "Belgium
"Community "Flemish Community
"Region "Flemish Region
"Province "Flemish Brabant
"Arrondissement "Halle-Vilvoorde
 • Mayor Jean-Pierre De Groef (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies "sp.a, "VLD, "Spirit
 • Total 11.59 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 15,135
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
"Postal codes 1830, 1831
"Area codes 02
Website www.machelen.be

Machelen (Dutch pronunciation: "[ˈmɑxələ(n)]) is a municipality located in the "Belgian province of "Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of "Diegem and Machelen proper. On 1 January 2006 Machelen had a total population of 12,500. The total area is 11.59 km² which gives a population density of 1,078 inhabitants per km².

Machelen may have been the birthplace of composer "Cypriano de Rore.["citation needed]

A portion of "Brussels Airport is located in "Diegem, Machelen.[2]



"Brussels Airlines head office in "Diegem, Machelen

"Brussels Airlines has its corporate headquarters in the b.house on the grounds of "Brussels Airport and in "Diegem, Machelen.[2][3] Brussels Airlines formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between "SN Brussels and "Virgin Express.[4]

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa operations of "Chevron Phillips are based in Stockholm Building in Airport Plaza in Diegem.[5]


Primary schools include:[6]

GISO Machelen provides secondary education.[7][8]

Bibliotheek Machelen-Diegem is the public library of the town.[9]


  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ a b "bedrijf.jpg." Machelen. Retrieved on 25 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Corp – Contact Us Archived 13 October 2009 at the "Wayback Machine.." "Brussels Airlines. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Sabena reborn: SN Brussels-Virgin Express merger 'set to take former Belgian flag carrier brand'." Flight Global. 27 October 2006. Retrieved on 23 October 2009.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Chevron Phillips. Retrieved on September 6, 2017. "Chevron Phillips Chemical International N.V. Airport Plaza - Stockholm Building Leonardo Da Vincilaan 19 1831 Diegem Belgium"
  6. ^ "Kleuter- en basisonderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Secundair onderwijs." Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Home. GISO Machelen. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.
  9. ^ Home. Machelen, bibliotheek.be. Retrieved on September 6, 2017.

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