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Hemiksem

Hemiksem
Municipality
Sint Bernardusabdij in Hemiksem
Sint Bernardusabdij in Hemiksem
Flag of Hemiksem
Flag
Coat of arms of Hemiksem
Coat of arms
Hemiksem is located in Belgium
Hemiksem
Hemiksem
Location in Belgium
Location of Hemiksem in the province of Antwerp
HemiksemLocatie.png
Coordinates: 51°09′N 04°21′E / 51.150°N 4.350°E / 51.150; 4.350
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorLuc Bouckaert (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V, CD&V/N-VA
Area
 • Total5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total11,233
 • Density2,100/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Postal codes2620
Area codes03
Websitewww.hemiksem.be

Hemiksem (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦeːmɪksɛm], historical spellings Heymissen and Hemixem) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Hemiksem proper. On January 1, 2010 Hemiksem had a total population of 10,166. The total area is 5.44 km² which gives a population density of 1,868 inhabitants per km².

It is renowned in Flanders for its "Casa Blanca" festival, witch at its peak had more than 80.000 visitors over three days.

Sights

The most notable sight in Hemiksem is the 13th century St. Bernard's Abbey, which now houses the town hall and police headquarters, after having undergone extensive renovations in the past decade.[when?]

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