Laakdal

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Laakdal
Municipality
Eindhout
Eindhout
Flag of Laakdal
Flag
Coat of arms of Laakdal
Coat of arms
Laakdal is located in Belgium
Laakdal
Laakdal
Location in Belgium
Location of Laakdal in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N 05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067Coordinates: 51°05′N 05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Tine Gielis (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V/N-VA, sp.a
Area
 • Total 42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 15,874
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Postal codes 2430, 2431
Area codes 014, 013, 011
Website www.laakdal.be

Laakdal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːɡdɑl]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Laakdal was founded in 1977 out of a merger of the towns Veerle, Eindhout and Vorst. The municipality now comprises the towns of Eindhout, Veerle, Vorst and Vorst-Meerlaar (also known as Klein-Vorst). On January 1, 2006, Laakdal had a total population of 14,951. The total area is 42.48 km² which gives a population density of 352 inhabitants per km².

The municipality has 6 neighbouring towns. Clockwise on the compass these are: Geel, Meerhout, Ham, Tessenderlo, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and Herselt.

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