Laakdal

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Laakdal
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Laakdal
Flag
Coat of arms of Laakdal
Coat of arms
Laakdal is located in Belgium
Laakdal
Laakdal
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°05′N 05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067Coordinates: 51°05′N 05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Tine Gielis (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V/N-VA, sp.a
Area
 • Total 42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 15,533
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Postal codes 2430, 2431
Area codes 014, 013, 011
Website www.laakdal.be

Laakdal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈl̪äːɡd̪ɑl̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Laakdal was founded in 1977 out of a merger of the towns Veerle, Eindhout and Vorst. The municipality now comprises the towns of Eindhout, Veerle, Vorst and Vorst-Meerlaar (also known as Klein-Vorst). On January 1, 2006 Laakdal had a total population of 14,951. The total area is 42.48 km² which gives a population density of 352 inhabitants per km².

The municipality has 6 neighbouring towns. Clockwise on the compass these are: Geel, Meerhout, Ham, Tessenderlo, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and Herselt.

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