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Rumst

Rumst
Municipality
Old tram station in Rumst.jpg
Flag of Rumst
Flag
Coat of arms of Rumst
Coat of arms
Rumst is located in Belgium
Rumst
Rumst
Location in Belgium
Location of Rumst in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°25′E / 51.083°N 4.417°E / 51.083; 4.417
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorGeert Antonio (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, CD&V
Area
 • Total19.90 km2 (7.68 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total15,083
 • Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes2840
Area codes03, 015
Websitewww.rumst.be

Rumst (Dutch pronunciation: [rʏmst], old spelling: Rumpst) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Since 1976 the municipality not only comprises Rumst proper but also the towns of Reet (old spelling: Reeth) and Terhagen, which were independent municipalities before that year.

Industry in Rumst, like Boom, was heavily focused around the production of clay products like bricks. This industry has largely disappeared after 1970.

In Rumst, the river Rupel starts as a combination of the Dijle and Nete (river) rivers.

On January 1, 2006, Rumst had a total population of 14,628. The total area is 19.90 km² which gives a population density of 735 inhabitants per km².

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