Lanaken is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2007, the municipality of Lanaken had a total population of 24,724. Its area is 59.00 km² which gives a population density of 415 inhabitants per km². Lanaken is located on the Dutch border, bordering Maastricht directly. In the 2006 census, some 20 percent of the inhabitants turned out to have the Dutch nationality. A number of neighbourhoods in Lanaken is characterized by these immigrant's numerous villas and exclusive landhouses. Lanaken consists of the following villages: Lanaken proper, Rekem, Neerharen, Gellik, Veldwezelt, Smeermaas and Kesselt. The South African pulp and paper company Sappi operates a large mill on the outskirts of the town.In 2006, four 100 meter high wind turbines were built to provide electricity to the Celanese factory. Later on 8 more have been built. The reactivation of the railway Maastricht-Lanaken-Hasselt will possibly be started in 2014. The Veldwezelt-Hezerwater Palaeolithic archaeological site is located in the municipality. Wikipedia
Is Lanaken in Belgium on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. Lanaken is located at a short trip away from Antwerp a major city in Belgium. Antwerp is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Antwerp Central Station, Mas - Museum Aan De Stroom, Cathedral Of Our Lady. Also, to reach Lanaken, you'll have to take a flight to Antwerp; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Lanaken are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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