Putte

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Putte
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Putte
Flag
Coat of arms of Putte
Coat of arms
Putte is located in Belgium
Putte
Putte
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°03′N 04°38′E / 51.050°N 4.633°E / 51.050; 4.633Coordinates: 51°03′N 04°38′E / 51.050°N 4.633°E / 51.050; 4.633
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Government
 • Mayor Chris De Veuster (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, N-VA
Area
 • Total 34.96 km2 (13.50 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 16,726
 • Density 480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes 2580
Area codes 015, 03
Website www.putte.be

Putte (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpʏt̪ə]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Putte, Beerzel, Grasheide and Peulis. The town of Putte is around 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) east of Mechelen. On January 1, 2006 Putte had a total population of 15,690. The total area is 34.96 km² which gives a population density of 449 inhabitants per km².

The Beerzelberg (51.60 m), which is the highest point of the Antwerp province, is located in Beerzel.

Putte should not be confused with Putte in the Kempen, split by the border into Putte (Netherlands) and Putte (Kapellen).

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