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Vosselaar

Vosselaar
Municipality
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Flag of Vosselaar
Flag
Coat of arms of Vosselaar
Coat of arms
Vosselaar is located in Belgium
Vosselaar
Vosselaar
Location in Belgium
Location of Vosselaar in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°53′E / 51.317°N 4.883°E / 51.317; 4.883
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorJosee Heykants-Janssens (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total11.85 km2 (4.58 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total11,005
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Postal codes2350
Area codes014
Websitewww.vosselaar.be

Vosselaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈvɔsəlaːr]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Vosselaar proper. On January 1, 2006, Vosselaar had a total population of 10,142. The total area is 11.85 km² which gives a population density of 856 inhabitants per km².

There are 3 parishes: "Heieinde", Vosselaar "Dorp" and 't Looy. 't Looy is an upmarket residential area in the woods with a wide variety of large villas and landhouses. In this part of Vosselaar a large number of Dutch people have settled down, not only because Vosselaar is close to the Dutch border but also because Dutch people are fleeing high taxes and strict building regulations in the Netherlands. Houses here are commonly priced at €1,000,000 and over.

Notable inhabitants

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External links

  • Media related to Vosselaar at Wikimedia Commons