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Essen, Belgium

Essen
Municipality
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Flag of Essen
Flag
Coat of arms of Essen
Coat of arms
Essen is located in Belgium
Essen
Essen
Location in Belgium
Location of Essen in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°28′N 04°28′E / 51.467°N 4.467°E / 51.467; 4.467
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorGaston Van Tichelt (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, sp.a
Area
 • Total47.48 km2 (18.33 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total18,792
 • Density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Postal codes2910
Area codes03
Websitewww.essen.be

Essen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛsə(n)]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp which comprises the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie and Hoek. In 2007, Essen had a population of 17,143. The total area is 47.48 km² which gives a population density of 358 inhabitants per km².

The town is near the border with the Netherlands. It has a railway station, and is the last stop in Belgium for rail services travelling north. The station before Essen is Wildert. The next station is Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands.

The Grand Prix Rouwmoer is a cyclo-cross race held in December, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy.

Notable living inhabitants

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Essen is twinned with:

Horendonk
Wildert

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. ^ "Žilina - oficiálne stránky mesta: Partnerské mestá Žiliny [Žilina: Official Partner Cities]". © 2008 MaM Multimedia, s.r.o.. Retrieved 2008-12-11.

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