|• Mayor||Lode Hofmans (VLD)|
|• Governing party/ies||R.A.N.S.T., VLD, Groen!|
|• Total||43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2013)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
Ranst (Dutch pronunciation: [rɑnst]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Broechem (townhall), Emblem, Oelegem, and Ranst (postoffice) proper. On January 1, 2006, Ranst had a total population of 17,827. The total area is 43.58 km² which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per km².
- Jozef Simons, (1888-1948), writer and poet, born in Oelegem.
- Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)
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