Aartselaar

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Aartselaar
—  Municipality of Belgium  —
Aartselaar - town hall.

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Aartselaar is located in Belgium
Aartselaar
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°08′N 04°23′E / 51.133°N 4.383°E / 51.133; 4.383
CountryBelgium
RegionFlemish Region
CommunityFlemish Community
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorMarc van den Abeelen (VLD)
 • Governing party/iesVLD-NAP-independent
Area
 • Total10.93 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total14,311
 • DensityBad rounding here1,300/km2 (Bad rounding here3,400/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Foreigners2.27% (7 January 2005)
Postal codes2630
Area codes03
Websitewww.aartselaar.be
 
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Aartselaar
—  Municipality of Belgium  —
Aartselaar - town hall.

Flag

Coat of arms
Aartselaar is located in Belgium
Aartselaar
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°08′N 04°23′E / 51.133°N 4.383°E / 51.133; 4.383
CountryBelgium
RegionFlemish Region
CommunityFlemish Community
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorMarc van den Abeelen (VLD)
 • Governing party/iesVLD-NAP-independent
Area
 • Total10.93 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total14,311
 • DensityBad rounding here1,300/km2 (Bad rounding here3,400/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Foreigners2.27% (7 January 2005)
Postal codes2630
Area codes03
Websitewww.aartselaar.be

Aartselaar (old spelling: Aertselaer) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Aartselaar proper. On January 1, 2006 Aartselaar had a total population of 14,375. The total area is 10.93 km² which gives a population density of 1,316 inhabitants per km². The municipality of Aartselaar is located in the southern outskirts of Antwerp. It is known for its 1801 windmill (Heimolen) as well as the cycling race called Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen.

Name origins

The origin of the name of the town is obscure; the most probable etymology refers to "Arcelar", a clearing in the woods (laar) located near a border (archas).

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References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2011 (XLS; 322 KB)
  2. ^ www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/be-vanaa.html