Neerpelt

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Neerpelt
Municipality
Neerpelt - Sint-Niklaas church
Neerpelt - Sint-Niklaas church
Flag of Neerpelt
Flag
Coat of arms of Neerpelt
Coat of arms
Neerpelt is located in Belgium
Neerpelt
Neerpelt
Location in Belgium
Location of Neerpelt in Limburg
Neerpelt Limburg Belgium Map.png
Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°26′E / 51.233°N 5.433°E / 51.233; 5.433Coordinates: 51°14′N 05°26′E / 51.233°N 5.433°E / 51.233; 5.433
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
Government
 • Mayor Raf Drieskens (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total 42.78 km2 (16.52 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 17,128
 • Density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 3910
Area codes 011
Website www.neerpelt.be

Neerpelt is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. In December 2012, it had a total population of 16,742, of which 3.090 were foreigners, mainly from neighbouring The Netherlands. The total area is 42.78 km² which gives a population density of 384 inhabitants per km².

Effective 1 January 2019, Neerpelt and Overpelt will be merged into the new municipality of Pelt.

Culture[edit]

Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof is the cultural center of Neerpelt. This institute houses several smaller organisations:

  • Musica: Impulse Center for music, and manager of het Klankenbos (the sound forest) on the Dommelhof site
  • Zebracinema: arthouse cinema in Belgian Limburg
  • Circus Center: Flemish anchor point for circus art
  • Jazzcase: Northern Limburg jazz platform

The Klankenbos is the biggest sound art collection in public space in Europe. In the forest there are 15 sound installation pieces by artists such as Pierre Berthet, Paul Panhuysen, Geert Jan Hobbijn (Staalplaat Soundsystem), Hans van Koolwijk, and others.

Famous inhabitants[edit]

Famous people who were born or lived in Neerpelt include:

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