Willebroek

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Willebroek
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Willebroek
Flag
Coat of arms of Willebroek
Coat of arms
Willebroek is located in Belgium
Willebroek
Willebroek
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°04′N 04°22′E / 51.067°N 4.367°E / 51.067; 4.367Coordinates: 51°04′N 04°22′E / 51.067°N 4.367°E / 51.067; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Government
 • Mayor Eddy Bevers (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, CD&V, Open VLD
Area
 • Total 27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 24,825
 • Density 910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 2830
Area codes 03
Website www.willebroek.be

Willebroek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈβ̞ɪl̪əbruk], old spelling: Willebroeck) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Blaasveld, Heindonk, Tisselt, Klein Willebroek and Willebroek proper. On January 1, 2006 Willebroek had a total population of 23,044. The total area is 27.41 km² which gives a population density of 841 inhabitants per km².

Willebroek is linked to Brussels by the Willebroek Canal.

Willebroek is also home to the Kanaalfeesten, a yearly festival that takes place throughout the town which includes live concerts (mostly of local bands) and general festival attractions, like a mini roller coaster, a duck shoot, etc.

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