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Vilvoorde (French: Vilvorde) is a municipality in the province of Flemish Brabant, in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. The municipality comprises the city of Vilvoorde proper and the town of Peutie . On January 1st, 2004 Vilvoorde had a total population of 36,466 (17,621 males and 18,845 females). The total area is 21.48 km² which gives a population density of 1,697.76 inhabitants per km². Since 2000, the mayor of Vilvoorde is former Belgian prime minister Jean-Luc Dehaene.
The city also contains an exceptionally large Spanich society. In the center 1 out of 10 inhabbitants have the spanish nationality and even a greater number our "Belgians" with Spanish roots. Most of them (at least for the first generation) imigrated after the second world war. Aproxalamy 3/4 of them come from the same place: Pueblo Nuevo, Penaroya in Andalusia
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