Sint-Jans-Molenbeek facts for kids
Municipal Square of Molenbeek
|• Total||5.89 km2 (2.27 sq mi)|
|Population (January 2010)|
|• Density||14,971/km2 (38,780/sq mi)|
Molenbeek-Saint-Jean is one of 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital Region (Belgium). Located to the west of the region, it is bordered by the City of Brussels, from which it is separated by the Brussels–Charleroi Canal, as well as by the municipalities of Anderlecht, Berchem-Sainte-Agathe, Dilbeek, Jette and Koekelberg. The Molenbeek brook, from which it takes its name, flows through the municipality. In common with all of Brussels’ municipalities, it is legally bilingual (French–Dutch).
In 2014, Molenbeek had a population of 94,854 inhabitants. It is densely populated, at 16,357/km2 (42,360/sq mi), twice the average of Brussels. Its upper area is greener and less densely populated.
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