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Watermael-Boitsfort or Watermaal-Bosvoorde is one of the nineteen municipalities located in the Brussels-Capital Region in Belgium.On 1 January 2006 the municipality had a total population of 24,056. Its total area is 12.93 km² which gives it a population density of 1,860 inhabitants per km². It is the lowest population density of the 19 communities in the Brussels-Capital Region.Watermael-Boitsfort is in the south of the capital and borders the communes of Uccle, Auderghem and Ixelles as well as the province of Flemish Brabant. The Sonian Forest covers almost 60% of the municipality.HistoryThe earliest mention of Watermael is in a charter from 914. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Watermael and Boitsfort were two separate hamlets.Sights The Forêt de Soignes The "garden cities" (Cité-jardin) of Le Logis and Floréal, examples of the garden city movement in Belgium.SportBoitsfort is home to Boitsfort RC one of Belgium's most successful Rugby Union teams. It is also home to football team Royal Racing Club de Boitsfort.The Hippodrome of Boitsfort was a horse race course, built in 1875 but no longer in use. Since 1987, the centre of the course has been occupied by the Brussels Golf Club, which has a 9 hole course.
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