Balen

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Balen
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Balen
Flag
Coat of arms of Balen
Coat of arms
Balen is located in Belgium
Balen
Balen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°09′E / 51.167°N 5.150°E / 51.167; 5.150Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°09′E / 51.167°N 5.150°E / 51.167; 5.150
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Johan Leysen (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, SP.A
Area
 • Total 72.88 km2 (28.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 21,570
 • Density 300/km2 (770/sq mi)
Postal codes 2490, 2491
Area codes 014, 011
Website www.balen.be

Balen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbaːlə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Balen proper and Olmen. On 1 January 2011 Balen had a total population of 21,305. The total area is 72.88 km², giving a population density of 283 inhabitants per km².

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Balen, church