Willebroek

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Willebroek
Municipality
Willebroek town hall
Willebroek town hall
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 2013)[1]
 • Total 24,825
 • Density 910/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 2830
Area codes 03
Website www.willebroek.be

Willebroek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləbruk], 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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