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Municipal flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Location of Lier in the province of Antwerp
Location of Lier in the province of Antwerp
Lier, Belgium is located in Belgium
Lier, Belgium
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Community Flanders Flemish Community
Province  Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Coordinates 51°07′0″N 04°35′0″E / 51.116667°N 4.583333°E / 51.116667; 4.583333Coordinates: 51°07′0″N 04°35′0″E / 51.116667°N 4.583333°E / 51.116667; 4.583333
Area 49.70 km²
– Males
– Females
33,272 (2006-01-01)
669 inhab./km²
Unemployment rate 7.92% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €14,419/pers. (2003)
Mayor Marleen Vanderpoorten (VLD)
Governing parties VLD, CD&V/N-VA, Lier Leeft, Lier&Ko
Postal codes 2500
Area codes 03, 015

Lier (French: Lierre) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the city of Lier proper and the village of Koningshooikt. On January 1, 2006 Lier had a total population of 33,272. The total area is 49.70 km² which gives a population density of 669 inhabitants per km².

Lier is known for its beers 'Caves', 'St. Gummarus' and the pastry 'Lierse vlaaikes'. It is also home to Van Hool, one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches.

Football clubs Lierse S.K. (Belgian Second Division) and K. Lyra T.S.V. (promotion) are based in Lier.

The patron saint of Lier is St. Gummarus


Places of interest

Lier on the Ferraris map (around 1775)

Historical facts:

St. Gummarus Church

Lier is a very famous nightlife centre in Flanders. The discothèques are well-known as far as The Netherlands

Famous Lier people

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