Koekelberg (? Kukəlbɛrç, listen / i ) has 20,661 inhabitants (as of 1 January 2012) at 1.17 km ², making it by Saint-Josse-ten-Noode/Sint-Joost-ten-Node the smallest of the 19 municipalities of the Brussels -Capital Region.
Nationally known is the standing on the homonymous hill National Basilica of the Sacred Heart, one of the largest churches in the world. It was built in the first half of the 20th century in an Art Deco style and is at the end of a monumental road axis. Before the basilica of Elizabeth Park.
By Koekelberg the tram ride 19 Am Simonis station also take the metro lines 1A and 2
Twin towns Koekelbergs the town of Hyères in the Var department in Spain and in France, the city of Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Andalusia.