Nieuwerkerken ( Limburg: Noërekirke ) is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish region with 6691 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2012). It consists of the main town and the Ortsteilein Binderveld, Kozen and Wijer.

Sint- Truiden is located four kilometers to the south, Hasselt twelve kilometers north-west, 36 km southeast of Liège and Brussels, about 57 kilometers to the west.

The next highway exits are located in the north near Hasselt on the A13 / E 313 and Diest on the A2 / E 314 and in the south near Tienen and Lincent on the A3 / E40

In Hasselt, Sint -Truiden, Diest and Tienen, there is the next regional stations.

Maastricht Aachen Airport and the airport of Liege are the closest regional airports and the Brussels National Airport near the capital Brussels is an international airport.