|• Mayor||Lode Hofmans (Open Vld)|
|• Governing party/ies||Open Vld, CD&V|
|• Total||43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2016)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
Ranst (Dutch pronunciation: [rɑnst]) is a municipality 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 (16.83 sq mi), which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,060/sq mi).
- Jozef Simons, (1888-1948), writer and poet, born in Oelegem.
- Herbstein, since 1968.
- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2016 (XLS; 397 KB)
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