Beerse

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Beerse
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Beerse
Flag
Coat of arms of Beerse
Coat of arms
Beerse is located in Belgium
Beerse
Beerse
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°52′E / 51.317°N 4.867°E / 51.317; 4.867Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°52′E / 51.317°N 4.867°E / 51.317; 4.867
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Staf Willemsens (CDE)
 • Governing party/ies CDE, Groen!
Area
 • Total 37.48 km2 (14.47 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 17,167
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 2340
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.beerse.be

Beerse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbeːrsə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Beerse proper and Vlimmeren. On 1 January 2006 Beerse had a total population of 16,482. By the end of 2007, this number had risen to 16,757.[2] The total area is 37.48 km² which gives a population density of 447 inhabitants per km². The pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica, founded by Dr. Paul Janssen, has its headquarters in Beerse.

Industry[edit]

Several companies are located in Beerse, of which the most important are:

Notable inhabitants[edit]

kristof van de vliet , musician

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