Merksplas

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Merksplas
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Merksplas
Flag
Coat of arms of Merksplas
Coat of arms
Merksplas is located in Belgium
Merksplas
Merksplas
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°22′N 04°52′E / 51.367°N 4.867°E / 51.367; 4.867Coordinates: 51°22′N 04°52′E / 51.367°N 4.867°E / 51.367; 4.867
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Frank Wilrycx (LM)
 • Governing party/ies LM
Area
 • Total 44.56 km2 (17.20 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 8,576
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal codes 2330
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.merksplas.be
Merksplas, view to a street

Merksplas (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛrks̪pl̪ɑs̪]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Merksplas proper. On January 1, 2006 Merksplas had a total population of 8,173. The total area is 44.56 km² which gives a population density of 183 inhabitants per km².

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