Ranst

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Ranst
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Ranst
Flag
Coat of arms of Ranst
Coat of arms
Ranst is located in Belgium
Ranst
Ranst
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Lode Hofmans (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies R.A.N.S.T., VLD, Groen!
Area
 • Total 43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,463
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 2520
Area codes 03
Website www.ranst.be

Ranst (Dutch pronunciation: [rɑnst]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Broechem(townhall), Emblem, Oelegem and Ranst (postoffice) proper. On January 1, 2006 Ranst had a total population of 17,827. The total area is 43.58 km² which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per km².

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