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Sint-Truiden
Name transcription(s)
 • French Saint-Trond
Sint Truiden Grote Markt  with eighteenth-century Stadhuis and Lievenvrouwenkerk
Sint Truiden Grote Markt with eighteenth-century Stadhuis and Lievenvrouwenkerk
Flag of Sint-Truiden
Flag
Coat of arms of Sint-Truiden
Coat of arms
Country Belgium
Region Flemish Region
Community Flemish Community
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Hasselt
Government
 • Mayor Veerle Heeren (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, Open VLD, N-VA
Area
 • Total 106.90 km2 (41.27 sq mi)
Population
 (January 2010)
 • Total 39,309
 • Density 367.717/km2 (952.38/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Foreigners 3.16% (1 July 2005)
Postal codes
3800, 3803, 3806
Area codes 011

Sint-Truiden is a city and municipality located in the province of Limburg, Flemish Region, Belgium, near the towns of Hasselt and Tongeren. The municipality includes the old communes of Aalst, Brustem, Duras, Engelmanshoven, Gelinden, Gorsem, Groot-Gelmen, Halmaal, Kerkom-bij-Sint-Truiden, Melveren, Metsteren , Ordingen, Runkelen, Velm, Wilderen, and Zepperen.

The city is in the centre of Belgium's fruit-producing region, Haspengouw (Hesbaye), and is renowned for its pears, apples (Jonagold), and sweet cherries

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