Wuustwezel

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Wuustwezel
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Wuustwezel
Flag
Coat of arms of Wuustwezel
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Wuustwezel is located in Belgium
Wuustwezel
Wuustwezel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°36′E / 51.383°N 4.600°E / 51.383; 4.600Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°36′E / 51.383°N 4.600°E / 51.383; 4.600
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Jos Ansoms (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 89.43 km2 (34.53 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 19,547
 • Density 220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Postal codes 2990
Area codes 03
Website www.wuustwezel.be

Wuustwezel (Dutch pronunciation: [β̞ys̪t̪ˈβ̞eːz̪əl̪]) is a municipality located in the north of the Belgian province of Antwerp, at the Dutch border.

The municipality as it is now originated in 1977, when Wuustwezel merged with the municipality of Loenhout. It now consists of three major villages, Wuustwezel proper, Gooreind and Loenhout, and two minor hamlets, Braken and Sterbos.

On January 1, 2006 Wuustwezel had a total population of 18,338; in 2005 there were 8,238 residents in Wuustwezel, 6,340 in Gooreind and 3,603 in Loenhout. There were also 1,039 residents with a non-Belgian nationality. The total area is 89.43 km² which gives it a population density of 205 inhabitants per km².

The Azencross Loenhout is a December cyclo-cross competition, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy.

Its neighbouring municipalities are Zundert in the Netherlands, Kalmthout, Kapellen, Brasschaat, Brecht and Hoogstraten.

Wuustwezel has the postal code 2990.

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