Rumst

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Rumst
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Rumst
Flag
Coat of arms of Rumst
Coat of arms
Rumst is located in Belgium
Rumst
Rumst
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°25′E / 51.083°N 4.417°E / 51.083; 4.417Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°25′E / 51.083°N 4.417°E / 51.083; 4.417
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Francy Van der Wildt (sp.a)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 19.90 km2 (7.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 14,876
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes 2840
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.rumst.be

Rumst (Dutch pronunciation: [rʏms̪t̪], old spelling: Rumpst) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Since 1976 the municipality not only comprises Rumst proper but also the towns of Reet (old spelling: Reeth) and Terhagen, which were independent municipalities before that year.

Industry in Rumst, like Boom, was heavily focused around the production of clay products like bricks. This industry has largely disappeared after 1970.

In Rumst, the river Rupel starts as a combination of the Dijle and Nete (river) rivers.

On January 1, 2006 Rumst had a total population of 14,628. The total area is 19.90 km² which gives a population density of 735 inhabitants per km².

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