Kapellen, Belgium

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For the town in Styria, see Kapellen, Austria.
Kapellen
Municipality of Belgium
Town centre
Town centre
Flag of Kapellen
Flag
Coat of arms of Kapellen
Coat of arms
Kapellen is located in Belgium
Kapellen
Kapellen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°26′E / 51.317°N 4.433°E / 51.317; 4.433Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°26′E / 51.317°N 4.433°E / 51.317; 4.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Dirk Van Mechelen (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies VLD, sp.a, VU-ID
Area
 • Total 37.11 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 26,546
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes 2950
Area codes 03
Website www.kapellen.be

Kapellen (Dutch pronunciation: [kɑˈpɛl̪ə(n̪)], old spelling: Cappellen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality consists only of the town of Kapellen proper. On January 1, 2006 Kapellen had a total population of 25,948. The total area is 37.11 km² which gives a population density of 699 inhabitants per km².

A number of neighbourhoods in Kapellen have a residential character and are characterized by their villaparcs, exclusive landhouses and beautiful castles. Many who flee the always busy town enjoy Kapellen's peaceful nature.

The town's football club is R. Cappellen F.C. and has played at the national level for many years.

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