Rijkevorsel

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Rijkevorsel
Municipality
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Flag of Rijkevorsel
Flag
Coat of arms of Rijkevorsel
Coat of arms
Rijkevorsel is located in Belgium
Rijkevorsel
Rijkevorsel
Location in Belgium
Location of Rijkevorsel in the province of Antwerp
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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 2017)[1]
 • Total 11,879
 • Density 250/km2 (660/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

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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