Westerlo

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Westerlo
Municipality of Belgium
Town Hall of Westerlo.
Town Hall of Westerlo.
Flag of Westerlo
Flag
Coat of arms of Westerlo
Coat of arms
Westerlo is located in Belgium
Westerlo
Westerlo
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Guy Van Hirtum (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 55.13 km2 (21.29 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 24,379
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 2260
Area codes 014 - 015 - 016
Website www.westerlo.be

Westerlo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈβ̞ɛs̪.t̪ər.l̪o̞ː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises seven towns:

  • Westerlo centrum (population 3,831)
  • Oevel (population 3,454)
  • Tongerlo (population 4,679)
  • Heultje (population 3,973)
  • Voortkapel (population 2,408)
  • Oosterwijk (population 2,350)
  • Zoerle-Parwijs (population 2,202)

On January 1, 2006 Westerlo had a total population of 22,896. The total area is 55.13 km² which gives a population density of 415 inhabitants per km².

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Tongerlo Abbey contains a very old and fine copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. It is also known as home of the Tongerlo Abbey beer, but this is no longer brewed at the abbey.

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