|• Mayor||Gaston Van Tichelt (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, sp.a|
|• Total||47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
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.
Notable living inhabitants
- Raf and Mich Walschaerts: cabaret duo (Kommil Foo)
- Frank Focketyn, actor
- Zdeněk Štybar, Czech cyclist
- Tom Meeusen, cyclist
- Bart Aernouts, cyclist
- Jan Goossenaerts, supercentenarian
Twin towns — Sister cities
Essen is twinned with:
- Essen (Oldenburg), Germany
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
- "Žilina - oficiálne stránky mesta: Partnerské mestá Žiliny [Žilina: Official Partner Cities]". © 2008 MaM Multimedia, s.r.o.. Retrieved 2008-12-11.
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