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Flag of Oud-Turnhout
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Oud-Turnhout is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°59′E / 51.317°N 4.983°E / 51.317; 4.983Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°59′E / 51.317°N 4.983°E / 51.317; 4.983
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
 • Mayor Jef Kersemans (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, Groen!, VLD
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total Invalid Data-key13,448 (2,017)
Postal codes 2360
Area codes 014
Website www.oud-turnhout.be

Oud-Turnhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʌut ˈtɵrnɦʌut]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Oud-Turnhout proper. On January 1, 2006 Oud-Turnhout had a total population of 12,653. The total area is 38.80 km² which gives a population density of 326 inhabitants per km².

There are 3 parishes: Zwaneven in the east, St. Bavo in the centre and Oosthoven in the North. Zwaneven is in the upmarket residential area referred to as "De Lint", where many Dutch people live. Most of the Dutch people originally moved to Zwaneven to flee high taxes and strict building regulations in the Netherlands.[citation needed] Houses here are easily priced €750,000 and over.


In the northern part of the village "The Liereman" is one of Flanders' largest nature reserves.

Crosscountry De Liereman in Out-Turnhout

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