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Town hall
Town hall
Flag of Kalmthout
Coat of arms of Kalmthout
Coat of arms
Kalmthout is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°28′E / 51.383°N 4.467°E / 51.383; 4.467Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°28′E / 51.383°N 4.467°E / 51.383; 4.467
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
 • Mayor Lukas Jacobs (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, VLD
 • Total 59.45 km2 (22.95 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,126
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Postal codes 2920
Area codes 03
Website www.kalmthout.be

Kalmthout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɑlmtɦʌu̯t]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the villages of Kalmthout, Achterbroek and Nieuwmoer. On January 1, 2007 Kalmthout had a population of 17,508. The total area is 59.45 square kilometres (22.95 sq mi). Kalmthout has a population density of 294 inhabitants per km².

In addition to Kalmthout itself, the municipality also contains the communities of Dorp-Heuvel, Heide, Achterbroek, and Nieuwmoer.

The Arboretum Kalmthout is one of Belgium's most beautiful botanical gardens. The Kalmthoutse Heide is a nature reserve of nearly 10,000 acres (40 km2) spanning the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.

Former parish priest Bruno Vos of Nieuwmoer parish was officially charged with rape of a minor by the Belgian judiciary. He was also alleged to possess child pornography.[2] The Antwerp court of appeal sentenced him to nine years imprisonment in April 2009.[3][4]

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