Bocholt, Belgium

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Bocholt
Bridge and lock on the Zuid-Willemsvaart in Lozen, Bocholt.
Bridge and lock on the Zuid-Willemsvaart in Lozen, Bocholt.
Flag of Bocholt
Flag
Coat of arms of Bocholt
Coat of arms
Bocholt is located in Belgium
Bocholt
Bocholt
Location in Belgium
Location of Bocholt in Limburg
Bocholt Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°35′E / 51.167°N 5.583°E / 51.167; 5.583Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°35′E / 51.167°N 5.583°E / 51.167; 5.583
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceLimburg
ArrondissementMaaseik
Government
 • MayorJos Claessens
 • Governing party/iesNieuwe Unie, SPa
Area
 • Total59.34 km2 (22.91 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total12,949
 • Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Postal codes
3950
Area codes089
Websitewww.bocholt.be

Bocholt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006, Bocholt had a total population of 12,355. The total area is 59.34 km² which gives a population density of 208 inhabitants per km². Besides the historical Bocholt centre it also includes the parishes of Kaulille, Reppel and Lozen.

The Priory of Our Lady of Klaarland of the Trappistins is located in Bocholt. Martens brewery, established in 1758, has the second highest production capacity in Belgium at 360 million litres per year.

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