Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!'''Lanaken''' is a [[Wikipedia:municipality|municipality]] located in the [[Wikipedia:Belgium|Belgian]] province of [[Wikipedia:Limburg (Belgium)|Limburg]]. On January 1, 2007 Lanaken had a total population of 24,724. The total area is 59.00 km² which gives a population density of 415 inhabitants per km². It is located on the [[Wikipedia:Netherlands|Dutch]] border, bordering [[Wikipedia:Maastricht|Maastricht]] directly. A number of neighbourhoods in Lanaken are characterized by their numerous villas and exclusive landhouses. In the 2006 census, around 20 percent of the inhabitants were Dutch nationals. Lanaken consists of the following villages: Lanaken, [[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 m high windturbines were built to provide electricity to the Celanese factory. In the near future 8 more windturbines will be built to support the demand for electricity. The reactivation of the railway Maastricht-Lanaken will be completed mid 2008. There are plans for the reactivation of the railway Maastricht-Hasselt for light-rail in 2012. The [[Veldwezelt-Hezerwater]] Palaeolithic archaeological site is located in the municipality. ==Born in Lanaken== [[Eric Gerets]] (1954) Former professional football (soccer) player for Belgium, born in Rekem ==External links== *[http://www.lanaken.be Official website] (in Dutch only) [[Category:Lanaken]] Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Lanaken Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://lanaken.fandom.com/wiki/Lanaken"