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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
Location in Belgium
Coordinates:
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Luc Bouckaert (CD&V)
 • Governing party/ies CD&V, CD&V/N-VA
Area
 • Total 5.44 km2 (2.10 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2013)[1]
 • Total 10,605
 • Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2620
Area codes 03
Website www.hemiksem.be

Hemiksem (Dutch pronunciation: , 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.

References

  1. ^ Population per municipality on 1 January 2013 (XLS; 607.5 KB)

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • (Dutch) Official website


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