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Municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Herenthout
Coat of arms
Herenthout is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°46′E / 51.150°N 4.767°E / 51.150; 4.767Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°46′E / 51.150°N 4.767°E / 51.150; 4.767
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
 • Mayor Roger Gabriëls (GBL)
 • Governing party/ies GBL, Eenheid
 • Total 23.55 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 8,747
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Postal codes 2270
Area codes 014

Herenthout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦeːrən̪t̪(ɦ)ɔ̞u̯t̪]) is a municipality located in the province of Antwerp in Belgium. The municipality only comprises the town of Herenthout proper, including Uilenberg. On January 1, 2006, Herenthout had a total population of 8,361. The total area is 23.55 km², with a population density of 355 inhabitants per km².

This very lively village is also well known for having the officially recognized oldest organized carnival parade in Belgium, with the first edition dating back to February 1882. The mascot of the parade is named "Peer Stoet".


Herenthout, church