Church and town hall in zonhoven
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Church and town hall in zonhoven

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Here we are the St. Quintinus church of zonhoven, St. Quintinus church is located in the east and the tow-hall in the west.
Zonhoven is a commune in the province of Limburg (Belgium). The town is located north of Hasselt which it borders. Also adjacent to Zonhoven Houthalen-Helchteren, Genk and Heusden-Zolder. Zonhoven is an urban living and working town and an urban edge town of Hasselt.
the classical Saint-Quintinuskerk, built between 1785 and 1788 commissioned by Augustina of Hamme, abbess of Herkenrode. Her arms, above the entrance. The tower is not charged was the tiendheffers but the parish community (the town) remained in its old form is. The church is protected in its entirety since 1983. The facade was protected in 1949. The interior is classical. The church contains:

     * An early Gothic tower from the first half of the 15th century. In the tower hangs a bell from 1443. The tower is protected since 1949.
     * Romanesque baptismal font from the 12th century in the baptistery at the bottom of the tower.
     * Robust Elly the organ whose oldest part was built in 1664. With 2446 pipes and 40 registers is the second largest organ of the province. [2] In the organ are still some original records found. This organ is derived from the abbey of Val-Saint-Lambert, and after the removal of the abbey in 1820 in the rebuilt church.

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Belgium is a country in northwest Europe. Founding member of the European Union, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometres and has a population of about 10.7 million.

From the end of the Middle Ages until the 17th century, it was a prosperous centre of commerce and culture. Upon its independence, Belgium eagerly participated in the Industrial Revolution and, at the end of the nineteenth century, possessed several colonies in Africa. Today, Belgium's strongly globalized economy and its transportation infrastructure are integrated with the rest of Europe. Its location at the heart of a highly industrialized region helps made it 2007 the world's 15th largest trading nation.

Cultural life is nowadays concentrated within each language community and a variety of barriers have made a shared cultural sphere less pronounced. Anyway, the region corresponding to today's Belgium has seen the flourishing of major artistic movements that have had tremendous influence on European art and culture.

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