10 Interesting Facts About Leuven


Facts About Leuven:

  1. The Population of Leuven is 100,244, as of 2016.

  2. Leuven is home to Belgium’s biggest university, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven So.

  3. The earliest mention of Leuven dates from 891 when a Viking army was defeated by the Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia.

  4. Leuven is twinned with: Tainan, Taiwan; s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands; Kraków, Poland;  Lüdenscheid, Germany & Rennes, France.

  5. Leuven is a municipality in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant.

  6. Leuven has friendly relations with Cristian, Romania; New Delhi, India; Stellenbosch, South Africa.

  7. Leuven is the worldwide headquarters of Anheuser-Busch InBev, the largest beer company in the world.

  8. Leuven has been a university city of Belgium since 1425.

  9. The European route E40 passes Leuven in the south, the European route E314 connects Leuven with the city of Aachen.

  10. Leuven has two larger hospitals. The Academic Hospital UZ Leuven Gasthuisberg is the largest hospital in Belgium and The Regional Hospital Heilig Hart is in the city center.

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