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Flag of Lommel
Coat of arms of Lommel
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Lommel is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
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Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
 • Mayor Peter Vanvelthoven (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies sp.a, Open Vld
 • Total 102.37 km2 (39.53 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 33,409
 • Density 330/km2 (850/sq mi)
Postal codes 3920
Area codes 011
Website www.lommel.be

Lommel is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2014, Lommel had a total population of 33,744.[2] The total area is 102.37 square kilometres (39.53 sq mi), which gives a population density of 312/km2 (807/sq mi).

The municipality consists of the following communities: Balendijk, Barrier, Gelderhorsten, Heeserbergen, Heide-Heuvel, Kattenbos, Kerkhoven, Kolonie, Lommel Centrum, Lutlommel, Stevensvennen, Lommel-Werkplaatsen, and Blauwe Kei.

The official language of Lommel is Dutch, but there is also an unofficial dialect called Lommels that is mostly spoken by indigenous people of lommel. Lommels is a cherished heritage language with rooted historical background that it continues to be spoken in this modern days. This dialect ('lommels' as it is called by people of Lommel) is part of the spoken autochthonous Kempenlands language (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[3]


Lutlommel, one of 10 hamlets of Lommel, is known for its many archeological sites and its very fine, white sand. Kafe de Kroon is one of the oldest and most popular cafes in the town.

Notable people from Lommel

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