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Heverlee (Flemish Brabant)
State : BelgiumBelgium Belgium
Region : Flanders
Province : Flemish Brabant
District : Lions
Municipality : Lions
Coordinates : 50 ° 52 ′  N , 4 ° 41 ′  E Coordinates: 50 ° 52 ′  N , 4 ° 41 ′  E
Inhabitants: (status) 21,721 pop (December 31, 2007)
Post Code: 3001
Prefix: 016
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Heverlee is a district in the south of the city of Leuven in Flemish Brabant in Belgium .

Saint Lambert of Liège (Sint Lambertus) is the patron saint of Heverlee. Until it was incorporated as a "sub-community" ("deelgemeente") of Löwen in 1977, Heverlee was an independent community.



Heverlee is the headquarters of the Para Commando Brigade of the Belgian Army .

In 1946 a military cemetery was inaugurated in Heverlee for those killed in action from the Commonwealth of Nations, where, among other things, those killed in the battle of the Scheldt estuary are buried.


Parts of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU) and the Katholieke Hogeschool Leuven (KHL) as well as the Evangelical Theological Faculteit (ETF) are located in Heverlee.


The football club Oud-Heverlee Löwen and the Belgian national football team play their home games in the Den Dreef stadium .

St. Lambertus Church in Heverlee


Heverlee is on the A3 motorway (Brussels - Liège - Aachen). At the Heverlee motorway junction , the A2 branches off from the A3 , which also leads via Hasselt and the Netherlands (A76) towards Aachen.

Heverlee station is on the Löwen - Ottignies railway line .


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