Beringen is a city and municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. The Beringen municipality includes the town of Beringen proper and the old communes of Beverlo, Koersel, and Paal.
Beringen was already inhabited in Celtic times, as proven by the 1995 archeological finds of gold coins and artifacts on its territory. These date from around 90 BC and are the most northerly late-Iron-Age gold objects found in Europe. The land of Beringe, as it came to be known in the 12th century, had been given to the abbey of Corbie by Saint Adelard in the 8th century. For most of the medieval period, it was part of the County of Loon, from which it received its city charter in 1239.