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Halen, formerly Haelen, is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg, to the west of Hasselt. On January 1, 2012, Halen had a total population of 9,352. The total area is 36.29 km² which gives a population density of 258 inhabitants per km².
The municipality consists of the following sub-municipalities: Halen proper, Loksbergen, and Zelem.
During the First World War, on August 12, 1914, the Battle of Haelen took place here near the river crossing of the Gete.