De Haan, Belgium

De Haan
Municipality
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Flag of De Haan
Flag
Coat of arms of De Haan
Coat of arms
De Haan is located in Belgium
De Haan
De Haan
Location in Belgium
Location of De Haan in West Flanders
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Coordinates: 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51°16′N 03°02′E / 51.267; 3.033
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceWest Flanders
ArrondissementOstend
Government
 • MayorPeter Breemersch (Bewust '12)
 • Governing party/iesBewust '12
Area
 • Total42.17 km2 (16.28 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total12,656
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Postal codes8420, 8421
Area codes059 - 050
Websitewww.dehaan.be
Poster "« Le Coq-sur-Mer » by Henri Cassiers (1898)

De Haan (French: Le Coq; West Flemish: D'n Oane) is a place and a municipality located in the Belgian province of West Flanders. The municipality comprises the villages of De Haan proper, Klemskerke, Vlissegem and Wenduine. On January 1, 2006 De Haan had a total population of 11,925. The total area is 42.17 km² which gives a population density of 283 inhabitants per km².

The coastal village of De Haan proper has maintained a low skyline so its many buildings in Belle Époque style are still prominently visible.

The town has an 18-hole golf course situated in its dunes, founded by King Leopold II in 1903. Today, it is the only links course in the country.[citation needed]

Its most famous resident was Albert Einstein, who lived in the villa "Savoyarde" for six months in 1933 after leaving Nazi Germany.

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français: Le Coq
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occitan: Le Coq
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Simple English: De Haan, Belgium
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West-Vlams: D'n Oane
中文: 德汉