|Municipality of Belgium|
|• 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)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
Essen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈ(ʔ)ɛs̪ə(n̪)]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie en 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.
Notable living inhabitants
- Raf and Mich Walschaerts: cabaret duo (Kommil Foo)
- Frank Focketyn, actor
- Zdeněk Štybar, Czech cyclist
- Tom Meeusen, cyclist
- Bart Aernouts, cyclist
- Jan Goossenaerts, supercentenarian
Twin towns — Sister cities
Essen is twinned with:
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
- "Žilina - oficiálne stránky mesta: Partnerské mestá Žiliny [Žilina: Official Partner Cities]". © 2008 MaM Multimedia, s.r.o.. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
||Roosendaal (NL-NB)||Rucphen (NL-NB)|
|Woensdrecht (NL-NB)||Zundert (NL-NB)|
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