Lichtaart

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For the Dutch Town, see Lichtaard.
Lichtaart
Village
Lichtaart is located in Belgium
Lichtaart
Lichtaart
Location of Lichtaart within Belgium.
Coordinates: 51°13′N 4°55′E / 51.217°N 4.917°E / 51.217; 4.917
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (1976)
 • Total 4,229
Time zone UTC+1
Postal code 2460

Lichtaart is a village in Belgium, in the province of Antwerp and municipality of Kasterlee. The village is situated near the town, Antwerp. Lichtaart bordered by the Rivers, Nete and Kaliebeek. In 1977, Lichtaart had an area of 25 km ² and had 4229 inhabitants. Lichtaart is notable for the theme park, Bobbejaanland and the folk singer, Bobbejaan Schoepen.

Demographics[edit]

Growth of Population[edit]

19th Century[edit]

Year 1806 1816 1830 1846 1856 1866 1876 1880 1890
Population 1394 1338 1475 1572 1597 1646 1631 1607 1683
Note: census results on 31/12

20th Century to Local Refurbishment[edit]

Year 1900 1910 1920 1930 1947 1961 1970 1976
Population 1702 1810 1851 2197 2517 3352 3773 4229
Note: census results on 31/12/1970 to 12/31/1976

Landmarks[edit]

  • The neo-Romanesque church (1864) in the village has a large, gothic tower (16th century) and a bell housing from the 17th century.
  • Bobbejaanland, Theme Park

Famous Residents[edit]

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