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Arendonk

Arendonk
Municipality
Flag of Arendonk
Flag
Coat of arms of Arendonk
Coat of arms
Arendonk is located in Belgium
Arendonk
Arendonk
Location in Belgium
Location of Arendonk in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 05°05′E / 51.317°N 5.083°E / 51.317; 5.083
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorNest Buijs (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total13,261
 • Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Postal codes2370
Area codes014
Websitewww.arendonk.be

Arendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrəndɔŋk]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Arendonk proper. On January 1, 2016 Arendonk had a total population of 13,142. The total area is 55.38 km² which gives a population density of 237 inhabitants per km².

The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch).[2]

Nickname

The nickname for a person living in Arendonk is "Telowerelè'er" meaning dish-licker. A statue personating the nickname is located in proximity of the Toremansmolen windmill, another attraction. The mill is still operational and can be visited regularly. The mayor of this city is called Kristof Hendrickx.

Famous inhabitants

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References

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ Jos & Cor Swanenberg: Taal in stad en land: Oost-Brabants, ISBN 9012090105
  3. ^ "35ème Tour de France 1948" (in French). Memoire du cyclisme. Archived from the original on 1 March 2012. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  4. ^ Het Nieuwsblad: "Grootste duivenmelker aller tijden overleden: Arendonk treurt om Louis Janssen"

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