Rijkevorsel

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Rijkevorsel
Municipality
Rijkevorsel (Belgium) - aerial view.jpg
Flag of Rijkevorsel
Flag
Coat of arms of Rijkevorsel
Coat of arms
Rijkevorsel is located in Belgium
Rijkevorsel
Rijkevorsel
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°21′N 04°46′E / 51.350°N 4.767°E / 51.350; 4.767Coordinates: 51°21′N 04°46′E / 51.350°N 4.767°E / 51.350; 4.767
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Dorien Cuylaerts (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a, VORSEL
Area
 • Total 46.79 km2 (18.07 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 11,823
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Postal codes 2310
Area codes 03, 014
Website www.rijkevorsel.be

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.

History[edit]

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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