Boom, Belgium

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Boom
Municipality
Boom aan de Rupel.JPG
Flag of Boom
Flag
Coat of arms of Boom
Coat of arms
Boom is located in Belgium
Boom
Boom
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°22′E / 51.083°N 4.367°E / 51.083; 4.367Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°22′E / 51.083°N 4.367°E / 51.083; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Jeroen Baert (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, CD&V, Open VLD
Area
 • Total 7.37 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 17,737
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 2850
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.boom.be

Boom (Dutch pronunciation: [boːm]) is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp. On 1 January 2006 Boom had a total population of 16,096. The total area is 7.37 km² which gives a population density of 2,185 inhabitants per km². Residents are known as "Boomenaars".[2][3]

History[edit]

Our Lady of Boom, ca 1910

History of this community started in the late 1300. The boom in the population growth of Boom happened some time during the 19th century. In Boom, people venerated a miraculous statue of our lady of Boom.

Geography[edit]

Boom is located between three big cities (Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen), and is situated along the Rupel river.

Economy[edit]

Because of the presence of clay around Boom, the region is well known for and has many clay pits and brick factories.

Born in Boom[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Mano Mundo: worldmusic festival in De Schorre (recreational ground). (festival does not exist anymore)
  • Tomorrowland (festival): EDM World famous and largest Dance Music festival in the world, that more than 400,000 people attend.
  • Feria Andaluza: Spanish festival in De Schorre.

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