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""Flag of Tremelo
""Coat of arms of Tremelo
Coat of arms
""Tremelo is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Tremelo in Flemish Brabant
Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700"Coordinates: 50°59′N 04°42′E / 50.983°N 4.700°E / 50.983; 4.700
Country "Belgium
"Community "Flemish Community
"Region "Flemish Region
"Province "Flemish Brabant
"Arrondissement "Leuven
 • Mayor Paul Dams (Open VLD)
 • Governing party/ies "CD&V, "Open VLD
 • Total 21.57 km2 (8.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 14,756
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
"Postal codes 3120, 3128
"Area codes 016, 015
Website www.tremelo.be

Tremelo (Dutch pronunciation: "[ˈtreːməloː]) is a "municipality located in the "Belgian province of "Flemish Brabant, in "Flanders. The municipality comprises the towns of "Baal and Tremelo proper. On January 1, 2006, Tremelo had a total population of 13,725. The total area is 21.57 km² which gives a "population density of 636 inhabitants per km².

Located in the arrondissement or administrative district of "Leuven, the official language is "Dutch. Tremelo is most famous for having been the hometown of "Father Damien, "SS.CC. who Pope "Benedict XVI canonized on October 11, 2009, as Saint Damien of "Molokai. Father Damien is locally known as Pater Damiaan, and was a legendary "martyr of charity who had tended to the lepers in the "Hawaiian Islands.

Birthplace of Father Damien


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