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 2013)[1]
 • Total 17,166
 • Density 2,300/km2 (6,000/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 Antwerp. On January 1, 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". The aforementioned data was provided in 2006 by statbel.fgov.be.[2][3]


History[edit]

Our Lady of Boom, ca 1910

History of this community started in the late 1300. The major expansion was in 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 its 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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