|coat of arms||map|
|surface:||56.63 km ²|
|population density:||1,592 inhabitants for each km ²|
|postal zip codes:|| 3000 (Leuven)
3010 (boiler Lo)
|address of the city administration:|| Stadhuis, Grote Mark of 9,|
|mayor:||Louis rave-bake (FR)|
|unemployment ratio||9.41% (2005)|
|foreigner portion||of 9.33% (2004)|
lion (Netherlands Leuven, French Louvain) are a Belgian city in the region Flanders. It is because of the river Dijle, is principal place of the province Flämisch Brabant and has 89910 inhabitants (conditions: 1. January. 2005).
The old part of town of lions possesses market (Oude market) and the gothical city hall (Stadhuis) with the old person some the most beautiful examples flämischer architecture.
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the flag of lions consists of three horizontal strips: red-white-red. After a legend belongs for the memory of the battle of 891 against the Wikinger. It was Arnulf of Kärnten, thatthe attacking army led and the Wikinger struck. During the battle as much blood is to have flowed that both banks of the Dijle were red of the blood (the two red strips) between them stömte the Dijle brightly through (the white strip).
In 12. Century developed lions from a castle of the counts von Löwen. 1425 were created the university, which was closed between 1797 and 1834 and made lions a center of the spirit life in Belgium. The church Sint is worth seeingPieters, the university and the city hall, all together buildings of the gothic.
In the 1. World war arrived the city by the “case in such a way specified lion” at sad celebrity: 248 civilians were killed by German soldiers and the university library was down-burned. Carl Zuckmayers narration Engele of lions plays in the lion at present the 1. World war.
lion is seat of the oldest university of Belgium and the Benelux - States of, the catholic University of lion. Since its establishment in the year 1425 the K.U. belongs.Lions to the most important European universities and brought by the centuries countless considerable scientists and personalities such as Adriaan van Utrecht (Pope Hadrian VI.), Erasmus, Vesalius, Mercator, Georges Lemaître and Lacan out.
In the year 1968 becameLion one of the centers of the Belgian language controversy, in which the niederländischsprachigen provinces demanded political and cultural autonomy within Belgium. Although the university was at this time officially bilingual (French/Netherlands), that in fact condition of the niederländischsprachigen students became increasing asunreasonably felt. To partially violent arguments between students and the authorities it finally came to an allocation of the K.U. Leuven in a niederländischsprachige (KUL) and a französischsprachige (UCL) university. Lion remained thereupon seat of the niederländischsprachigen KUL, while the französischsprachigeUCL at the again-created place Louvain la Neuve in the wallonischen region was again established.
The townscape is coined/shaped strongly by the student life (2004: 28,000 students, of it 3,000 foreigners). In the Stadtinnerern one finds many bars and taverns, the one large selection of beersthe local breweries offer. One of the largest employers of the city is the brewery InBev, which ranks among the world-wide largest breweries.
sons and daughters of the city
- Arnulf of lions, Belgian Cistercian monk, abbott, and poet
- Koenraad Elst, well-known author over among other things Indian policy and history
- January Hoet, art historian and exhibition curator
- Johan Nijs, Belgian composer and conductor within the range of the blowing music
- Peter Piot, Untergeneralsekretär of the united ones Nations and acting director of the organization UNAIDS
- Vincent Rijmen, Kryptografieexperte and one the developer of the block cipher Advanced Encryption standard (AES)
- Jean Servais Stas, Belgian chemist
partnerships between cities
- Rennes (France) since 1980
- 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands) since 1984
- load-separate (Germany) since 1987
- Krakau (Poland) since 1991
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|Commons: Leuven - pictures, videos and/or audio files|
- leuven.be official side of the city
- inenuitleuven.be cultural ones and routistic information about the city lion/Leuven
- kuleuven.be catholic University of lion
coordinates: 50° 52 ' N, 04° 42 ' O