|• Mayor||Dorien Cuylaerts (N-VA)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, sp.a, VORSEL|
|• Total||46.79 km2 (18.07 sq mi)|
(1 January 2017)
|• Density||250/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|Area codes||03, 014|
Rijkevorsel (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌrɛi̯kəˈvɔrsəl]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the town of Rijkevorsel, Achtel, Sint-Jozef-Rijkevorsel and Gammel. In 2015, Rijkevorsel had a total population of 10.495. The total area is 46.79 km² which gives a population density of 224 inhabitants per km².
Rijkevorsel, Vaishak, Voirssele, Forsela in 1194. Recent archaeological finds at the Willow Street attest to human presence in the late stone age, the bronze and iron age and the Roman times. A large cemetery with cremation (urnfield) on the Helhoekheide may point to a first settlement being present here already before the beginning of our era.
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- Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
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