Vosselaar

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Not to be confused with Vorselaar, another municipality in Antwerp.
Vosselaar
Municipality
Vosselaar Kerk1.JPG
Flag of Vosselaar
Flag
Coat of arms of Vosselaar
Coat of arms
Vosselaar is located in Belgium
Vosselaar
Vosselaar
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°53′E / 51.317°N 4.883°E / 51.317; 4.883Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°53′E / 51.317°N 4.883°E / 51.317; 4.883
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
 • Mayor Josee Heykants-Janssens (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
 • Total 11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 10,700
 • Density 900/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 2350
Area codes 014
Website www.vosselaar.be

Vosselaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɔsəlaːr]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Vosselaar proper. On January 1, 2006, Vosselaar had a total population of 10,142. The total area is 11.85 km² which gives a population density of 856 inhabitants per km².

There are 3 parishes: "Heieinde", Vosselaar "Dorp" and 't Looy. 't Looy is an upmarket residential area in the woods with a wide variety of large villas and landhouses. In this part of Vosselaar a large number of Dutch people have settled down, not only because Vosselaar is close to the Dutch border but also because Dutch people are fleeing high taxes and strict building regulations in the Netherlands. Houses here are commonly priced at €1,000,000 and over.

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  • Media related to Vosselaar at Wikimedia Commons