Ranst

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Ranst
Municipality
Vlandern Antwerpen Ranst-Broechem E34 E313 Albertkanaal from southwest IMG 4056.JPG
Flag of Ranst
Flag
Coat of arms of Ranst
Coat of arms
Ranst is located in Belgium
Ranst
Ranst
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Lode Hofmans (VLD)
 • Governing party/ies R.A.N.S.T., VLD, Groen!
Area
 • Total 43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 18,463
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 2520
Area codes 03
Website www.ranst.be

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.

Notable people[edit]

  • Jozef Simons, (1888-1948), writer and poet, born in Oelegem.

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