240px|The church of St Elizabeth in the centre of Haren
, sometimes written ''Haeren'' in French) is an old municipality of Brussels
, that was merged into the municipality of the City of Brussels
in 1921. It is an outlying part of the municipality of the city and is situated at the north-eastern edge of the Brussels Capital Region
. In contrast to most of Brussels, Haren has been remaining nearly as much Dutch-speaking
and has preserved a somewhat rural appearance.
Haren has three railway stations, Buda
(formerly called Haren-Buda) on line 25
(formerly called Haren-Linde) on line 26
, and Haren Zuid/Sud
on the line 36 Brussels
. The marshalling yard of the National Railway Company of Belgium
, sometimes referred to as "Schaarbeek
Vorming", is largely located on the territory of Haren municipality.
Haren's postal code
Haren is host to the headquarters of NATO
, as well as those of many large international companies.
The first Brussels airport
was also located in Haren, between 1914 and the early 1950s. The site, which was later used by the Belgian Air Force
, is serves since 2018 as the new NATO HQ
, previously located 20 kilometers South. The current Brussels Airport
site is located several kilometres to the east.
Between 1932 and 1997 Haren was the location of a Renault
automobile factory, which in 1969, for the first time, produced more than 100,000 cars in a single year. At that time it was concentrating on the assembly of Renault 4
and Renault 6
models, mostly for sale in Benelux
, Germany and Scandinavia.
Renault also assembled AMC's Rambler
automobiles there for sale in European markets.
File:Haren Marshalling.JPG|NMBS marshalling yard
File:NewNatoHQconstructionSite.jpg|Sign showing how the new NATO HQ would look, in front of the site where it has new been built.
File:Aéroport d'Haren en 1929.png|The old Brussels Airport in Haren in 1929.
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Category:1921 disestablishments in Belgium
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