Kapellen, Belgium

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Kapellen
Town centre
Town centre
Flag of Kapellen
Flag
Coat of arms of Kapellen
Coat of arms
Kapellen is located in Belgium
Kapellen
Kapellen
Location in Belgium
Location of Kapellen in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°26′E / 51.317°N 4.433°E / 51.317; 4.433Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°26′E / 51.317°N 4.433°E / 51.317; 4.433
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorDirk Van Mechelen (open VLD)
 • Governing party/iesopen VLD, N-VA
Area
 • Total37.11 km2 (14.33 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total26,750
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Postal codes
2950
Area codes03
Websitewww.kapellen.be

Kapellen (Dutch pronunciation: [kɑˈpɛlə(n)], old spelling: Cappellen) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality consists only of the town of Kapellen proper. On January 1, 2006 Kapellen had a total population of 25,948. The total area is 37.11 km² which gives a population density of 699 inhabitants per km².

A number of neighbourhoods in Kapellen have a residential character and are characterized by their villaparcs, exclusive landhouses and beautiful castles. Many who flee the always busy town enjoy Kapellen's peaceful nature.

The town's football club is R. Cappellen F.C. and has played at the national level for many years.

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