Boom, Belgium

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Boom
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Flag of Boom
Flag
Coat of arms of Boom
Coat of arms
Boom is located in Belgium
Boom
Boom
Location in Belgium
Location of Boom in the province of Antwerp
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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
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorJeroen Baert (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, CD&V, Open Vld
Area
 • Total7.37 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total17,788
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Postal codes
2850
Area codes03, 015
Websitewww.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

Recorded history of this community started in the late 1300s. The population increase in Boom occurred some time during the 19th century. In Boom, people venerate 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.

Notable people[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 almost 2 million people have attended since its 2005 launch.
  • Feria Andaluza: Spanish festival in De Schorre.

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