Boom (Dutch pronunciation: [boːm]) is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and 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".
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.