Ixelles

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Ixelles
Name transcription(s)
 • French Ixelles
 • Dutch Elsene
La Cambre Abbey in Ixelles.

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Ixelles is located in Belgium
Ixelles
Ixelles
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°50′N 04°22′E / 50.833°N 4.367°E / 50.833; 4.367
Kintra Belgium
Region Brussels
Commonty Flemish Commonty
French Commonty
Arrondissement Brussels
Government
 • Mayor Willy Decourty (PS)
 • Governing party/ies MR, LB
Area
 • Total 6.34 km2 (2.45 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 83,425
 • Density 13,000/km2 (34,000/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Foreigners 39.02% (7 Januar 2005)
Postal codes 1050
Aurie codes 02
Website www.elsene.be

Ixelles (French, pronounced [ikˈsɛl]) or Elsene (Dutch, pronoonced [ˈɛlsənə] ( listen)) is ane o the nineteen municipalities locatit in the Brussels-Caipital Region o Belgium.

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Ixelles or Elsene is locatit in the sooth o Brussels an is dividit intae twa pairts bi Avenue Louise, which is pairt o the Ceety o Brussels municipality. The smawer wast pairt o the municipality includes Rue du Bailli/Baljuwstraat an extends roughly frae Avenue Louise tae Avenue Brugmann/Brugmannlaan.

The lairger east pairt o the municipality includes the steids o the Université Libre de Bruxelles an the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, an the Eugène Flagey square. The Bois de la Cambre is locatit juist sooth o Ixelles.

The construction o Avenue Louise wis commissioned in 1847 as a monumental avenue bordered bi chestnut trees that wad allou easy access tae the popular recreational aurie o the Bois de la Cambre. It wis an aa tae be the first Haussmann-esque airtery o the ceety o Brussels. Housomeivver, fierce resistance tae the project wis put up bi the toun o Ixelles (which wis then still separate frae Brussels) through whose land the avenue wis supposed tae run. Efter years o fruitless negotiations, Brussels feenally annexed the narrae baund o land needited for the avenue plus the Bois de la Cambre itsel in 1864. That decision accoonts for the unuisual shape o the day's Ceety o Brussels an for Ixelles being split in twa separate pairts.

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  1. Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)

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