Place:Meise, Brabant, Belgium

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NameMeise
Alt namesMeyssesource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates50.933°N 4.333°E
Located inBrabant, Belgium
Also located inVlaams-Brabant, Vlaanderen, Belgium    
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source: Family History Library Catalog


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Meise is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Meise proper and Wolvertem (a deelgemeente), and, several smaller villages like Sint-Brixius-Rode, Oppem, Meusegem, Impde/Imde, Rossem, Westrode and quarters as Bouchout, Nerom and Slozen. As of January 1, 2006 Meise has a total population of 18,464. The total area is 34.82 km² which gives a population density of 530 inhabitants per km².

Some of Meise's most famous inhabitants are Eddy Merckx, Frank Deboosere, Tony De Pauw, Kris Wauters (from the band Clouseau), Bart Mullie and Jean-Pierre Van Rossem. Also a historical resident, Empress Carlota of Mexico (born the first Belgian princess) spent many secluded years at the Castle of Bouchout where she died in 1927.

Meise is also a last name of a few families originating from Germany.

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