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Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°32′E / 50.717°N 4.533°E / 50.717; 4.533Coordinates: 50°43′N 04°32′E / 50.717°N 4.533°E / 50.717; 4.533
Country Belgium
Community French Community
Region Wallonia
Province Walloon Brabant
Arrondissement Nivelles
  Mayor Jean Vanderbecken (NAP-MR)
  Governing party/ies NAP-MR
  Total 17.54 km2 (6.77 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 22,128
  Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 1330-1332
Area codes 02
Website www.rixensart.be

Rixensart is a Walloon municipality located in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant. On January 1, 2006, Rixensart had a total population of 21,355. The total area is 17.54 km² which gives a population density of 1,217 inhabitants per km².

The municipality consists of the following former municipalities, now sub-municipalities: Rixensart proper, Rosières (Rozieren), and Genval. Genval-les-Bains is a local beauty spot, a 100-year-old lake with a fountain, and framed by trees, houses and restaurants. Rixensart is home to the beautiful private-owned Château de Rixensart.

Rixensart is served by two railway stations (at Rixensart and at Genval), connecting it with Brussels to the north and Louvain-la-Neuve to the south. The new arrival of the Brussels RER, will improve both train stations and upgrade the number of trains going from Brussels to Namur to 4 per hour. This will also bring more people to the municipality to live. The municipality is now classified as a commuter town due to its proximity to Brussels, the RER and the E411 Motorway.



Rixensart is home to Royale Union Rixensartoise football club. The club is on the rise, especially the youth teams.[2] Swimming Club Rixensart is a swimming club.

Twin towns

Rixensart is twinned with:

See also


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