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Tongeren
The statue o Ambiorix at the Tongeren Great Mercat

Coat of arms
Tongeren is located in Belgium
Tongeren
Tongeren
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 50°47′N 05°28′E / 50.783°N 5.467°E / 50.783; 5.467
Kintra Belgium
Region Flemish Region
Commonty Flemish Commonty
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Tongeren
Government
 • Mayor Patrick Dewael, actin mayor Carmen Willems (baith VLD)
 • Governing party/ies Patrick Dewael, actin mayor Carmen Willems (baith VLD)
Area
 • Total 87.56 km2 (33.81 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 30,557
 • Density 350/km2 (900/sq mi)
Postal codes 3700
Aurie codes 012
Website www.tongeren.be

Tongeren (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈtɔŋərə(n)], French: Tongres, German: Tongern) is a ceety an municipality locatit in the Belgian province o Limburg, in the sootheastren corner o the Flemish region o Belgium. Tongeren is the auldest town in Belgium, as the anly Roman admeenistrative caipital within the kintra's borders. As a Roman ceety, it wis inhabitit bi the Tungri, an kent as Atuatuca Tungrorum, it wis the admeenistrative centre o the Civitas Tungrorum destrict. The ceety is a member o the Maist Auncient European Touns Network.[2]

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  1. Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
  2. MAETN (1999). "diktyo". classic-web.archive.org. Retrieved 19 May 2011.