Ganshoren is one of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels- Capital Region. It has 23 383 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2012) to 2.5 km ².
The small community area is almost entirely built, larger green areas are the Castle Park Rivieren and the King Baudouin Park in the far north of the municipality.
Worth seeing are the Castle of Rivieren, the marshes of Ganshoren and especially the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the Koekelberg, which lies a few meters beyond the town limits. Named after the Emperor Charles V. Charles-Quint/Keizer Karellaan Avenue is a major arterial road and feeder road in the direction of his hometown Ghent.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Pol Demeuter (1904-1934), motorcycle racer