Place:Lier, Antwerpen, Belgium

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NameLier
Alt namesLierresource: Églises de France (1966-1971) V.c, 82
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates51.133°N 4.583°E
Located inAntwerpen, Belgium     (700 - )
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Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the city of Lier itself and the village of Koningshooikt. As of January 1, 2010 Lier had a total population of 33,930. The total area is 49.70 km² which gives a population density of 669 inhabitants per km².

Lier is known for its beers, including 'Caves', its patron saint 'St. Gummarus' and the tart 'Lierse vlaaikes'.

It is also home to Van Hool (in Koningshooikt), one of the largest manufacturers of buses and coaches.

There are two main football clubs Lierse S.K. (Belgian First Division) and K. Lyra T.S.V. (Belgian Promotion) are based in Lier.

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