Willebroek

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Willebroek
Willebroek town hall
Willebroek town hall
Flag of Willebroek
Flag
Coat of arms of Willebroek
Coat of arms
Willebroek is located in Belgium
Willebroek
Willebroek
Location in Belgium
Location of Willebroek in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°04′N 04°22′E / 51.067°N 4.367°E / 51.067; 4.367Coordinates: 51°04′N 04°22′E / 51.067°N 4.367°E / 51.067; 4.367
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementMechelen
Government
 • MayorEddy Bevers (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, CD&V, Open VLD
Area
 • Total27.41 km2 (10.58 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total26,223
 • Density960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Postal codes
2830
Area codes03
Websitewww.willebroek.be

Willebroek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɪləbruk], old spelling: Willebroeck) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Blaasveld, Heindonk, Tisselt, Klein Willebroek, and Willebroek proper. On January 1, 2006, Willebroek had a total population of 23,044. The total area is 27.41 km² which gives a population density of 841 inhabitants per km².

Willebroek is linked to Brussels by the Willebroek Canal.

Willebroek is also home to the Kanaalfeesten, a yearly festival that takes place throughout the town which includes live concerts (mostly of local bands) and general festival attractions, like a mini roller coaster, a duck shoot, etc. At Klein-Willebroek the Harmonium Art museuM on pump organs is established in the former Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The city is subject of the song De Brug van Willebroek by Wannes Van de Velde.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.

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