De Haan, Belgium
: Le Coq
; West Flemish
: D'n Oane
) is a place and a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of West Flanders
. The municipality comprises the villages of De Haan proper, Klemskerke
. On January 1, 2006 De Haan had a total population of 11,925. The total area is 42.17 km² which gives a population density
of 283 inhabitants per km².
The coastal village of De Haan proper has maintained a low skyline so its many buildings in Belle Époque style are still prominently visible.
The town has an 18-hole golf course situated in its dunes, founded by King Leopold II in 1903. Today, it is the only links course in the country.
Its most famous resident was Albert Einstein, who lived in the villa "Savoyarde" for six months in 1933 after leaving Nazi Germany.
Dunes between De Haan and Wenduine
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