Hemiksem

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Hemiksem
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Hemiksem
Flag
Coat of arms of Hemiksem
Coat of arms
Hemiksem is located in Belgium
Hemiksem
Hemiksem
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°21′E / 51.150°N 4.350°E / 51.150; 4.350Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°21′E / 51.150°N 4.350°E / 51.150; 4.350
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Eddy De Herdt (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies sp.a, CD&V/N-VA
Area
 • Total 5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 10,605
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2620
Area codes 03
Website www.hemiksem.be

Hemiksem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦeːmɪks̪əm], historical spellings Heymissen and Hemixem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Hemiksem proper. On January 1, 2010 Hemiksem had a total population of 10,166. The total area is 5.44 km² which gives a population density of 1,868 inhabitants per km².

Sights[edit]

The most notable sight in Hemiksem is the 13th century St. Bernard's Abbey, which now houses the town hall and police headquarters, after having undergone extensive renovations in the past decade.[when?]

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