Essen, Belgium

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Flag of Essen
Coat of arms of Essen
Coat of arms
Essen is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°28′N 04°28′E / 51.467°N 4.467°E / 51.467; 4.467Coordinates: 51°28′N 04°28′E / 51.467°N 4.467°E / 51.467; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
 • Mayor Gaston Van Tichelt (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
 • Total 47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,075
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Postal codes 2910
Area codes 03

Essen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛsə(n)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie and Hoek. On January 1, 2007 Essen had a total population of 17,143. The total area is 47.48 km² which gives a population density of 358 inhabitants per km².

The town is near the border with the Netherlands. It has a train station; going north it is the last one in Belgium. The station before Essen is Wildert railway station, in the village of Wildert another station in Essen. The next station is Roosendaal, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

The Grand Prix Rouwmoer is a cyclo-cross race held in December, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy.

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