Rupelmonde

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Rupelmonde
Village
Mercator statue in Rupelmonde
Mercator statue in Rupelmonde
Rupelmonde is located in Belgium
Rupelmonde
Rupelmonde
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°07′34″N 4°17′27″E / 51.12611°N 4.29083°E / 51.12611; 4.29083Coordinates: 51°07′34″N 4°17′27″E / 51.12611°N 4.29083°E / 51.12611; 4.29083
Country Belgium
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceEast Flanders
MunicipalityKruibeke
Area
 • Total1.89 km2 (0.73 sq mi)
Population
 (2021)[1]
 • Total3,065
 • Density1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
Time zoneCET

Rupelmonde is a village in the municipality of Kruibeke, in the Belgian province of East Flanders. It stands on the bank of the river Schelde opposite the confluence of the eponymous Rupel, and is famed for its sundials as well as having what is probably Belgium's only tidemill. It is the birthplace of Gerardus Mercator, the Flemish cartographer, who was imprisoned for several months in the castle there, a remnant of which today serves as a museum.

The town holds a procession of civic giants on the first Sunday of August each year.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 46013C". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 8 May 2022.
  2. ^ Schellekesfeesten Archived August 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine