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Aartselaar

Aartselaar
Municipality
Aartselaar town hall
Aartselaar town hall
Flag of Aartselaar
Flag
Coat of arms of Aartselaar
Coat of arms
Aartselaar is located in Belgium
Aartselaar
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Sophie De Wit (NVA)
 • Governing party/ies [NVA]]-SPA-GROEN
Area
 • Total 10.93 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 14,281
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postal codes 2630
Area codes 03
Website www.aartselaar.be

Aartselaar (Dutch pronunciation: , 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.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • Mayors 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Etymology

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).[2]

Mayors

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
  2. ^ http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/be-vanaa.html

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
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