Westerlo

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Westerlo
Town Hall of Westerlo
Town Hall of Westerlo
Flag of Westerlo
Flag
Coat of arms of Westerlo
Coat of arms
Westerlo is located in Belgium
Westerlo
Westerlo
Location in Belgium
Westerlo municipality in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorGuy Van Hirtum (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total55.13 km2 (21.29 sq mi)
Population
(1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total24,688
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
2260
Area codes014 - 015 - 016
Websitewww.westerlo.be

Westerlo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɛstərloː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises seven towns:

  • Westerlo centrum (population 3,831)
  • Oevel (population 3,454)
  • Tongerlo (population 4,679)
  • Heultje (population 3,973)
  • Voortkapel (population 2,408)
  • Oosterwijk (population 2,350)
  • Zoerle-Parwijs (population 2,202)

On January 1, 2006 Westerlo had a total population of 22,896. The total area is 55.13 km² which gives a population density of 415 inhabitants per km².

Places of interest

Tongerlo Abbey contains a very old and fine copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. It is also known as home of the Tongerlo Abbey beer, but this is no longer brewed at the abbey.

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