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Neder-Over-Heembeek, Brabant, Belgium Genealogy

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Neder-Over-Heembeek is a northern part of the City of Brussels municipality. It is a former municipality which lost its municipality status when it was merged with the City of Brussels. Now it is a section of that municipality, and a predominantly industrial zone.
In 1814, the two parishes of Lower and Upper Heembeek were merged into one parish when the first municipality did appear in 1813, but instead of taking back the older name Heembeek, the two adjectives were kept to preserve the identity of the two parishes.
In 1921, the annexation of the former Brabantian municipalities of Haren, Laken and Neder-Over-Heembeek to Brussels took place tripling the size of the Belgian capital to its present-day size.

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