Essen, Belgium

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Essen
Municipality
Essen Belgium 1.JPG
Flag of Essen
Flag
Coat of arms of Essen
Coat of arms
Essen is located in Belgium
Essen
Essen
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°28′N 04°28′E / 51.467°N 4.467°E / 51.467; 4.467Coordinates: 51°28′N 04°28′E / 51.467°N 4.467°E / 51.467; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Gaston Van Tichelt (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 18,615
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2910
Area codes 03
Website www.essen.be

Essen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛsə(n)]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp which comprises the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie and Hoek. In 2007, Essen had a population of 17,143. The total area is 47.48 km² which gives a population density of 358 inhabitants per km².

The town is near the border with the Netherlands. It has a railway station, and is the last stop in Belgium for rail services travelling north. The station before Essen is Wildert. The next station is Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands.

The Grand Prix Rouwmoer is a cyclo-cross race held in December, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy.

Notable living inhabitants[edit]

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Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Essen is twinned with:

Horendonk
Wildert

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