Kapelle-op-den-Bos

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Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Municipality of Belgium
Coat of arms of Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Coat of arms
Kapelle-op-den-Bos is located in Belgium
Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°22′E / 51.017°N 4.367°E / 51.017; 4.367Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°22′E / 51.017°N 4.367°E / 51.017; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Flemish Brabant
Arrondissement Halle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • Mayor Edward De Wit (CV&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 15.25 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 9,161
 • Density 600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal codes 1880
Area codes 015, 02, 052, 03
Website www.kapelle-op-den-bos.be

Kapelle-op-den-Bos (Dutch pronunciation: [kɑˌpɛl̪ə ɔb d̪əm ˈbɔs̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Kapelle-op-den-Bos proper, Nieuwenrode and Ramsdonk. On January 1, 2006 Kapelle-op-den-Bos had a total population of 8,904. The total area is 15.25 km² which gives a population density of 584 inhabitants per km².

Located at the intersection of the Willebroek to Brussels shipping canal and the Mechelen-Ghent railway line the town is home to the Etex Group NV group of companies which manufacture piping, roofing, gyprock and cement products. Numerous other industrial companies call Kapelle-op-den-Bos home and the General Secondary College Sint-Theresia College (STK) has a wide catchment extending beyond municipal boundaries.

The town was a target of heavy bombing during the First World War due to its proximity to transport routes. Among the many buildings destroyed the parish church of St. Nicholas was levelled however was rebuilt with a modern flavour - the nave retained its original arched windows however the steeple now appears as a crown.

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