Aartselaar

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Aartselaar
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Aartselaar
Location in Belgium
Location of Aartselaar in the province of Antwerp
Aartselaar Antwerp Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 51°08′N04°23′E / 51.133°N 4.383°E / 51.133; 4.383 Coordinates: 51°08′N04°23′E / 51.133°N 4.383°E / 51.133; 4.383
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  Mayor Sophie De Wit (N-VA)
  Governing party/ies N-VA, Groen
Area
  Total10.93 km2 (4.22 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total14,304
  Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
2630
Area codes 03
Website www.aartselaar.be

Aartselaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrtsəlaːr] ( Loudspeaker.svg listen ), old spelling: Aertselaer) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Aartselaar proper. In 2021, Aartselaar had a total population of 14,455. The total area is 10.93 km². [2] The municipality of Aartselaar is located in the southern outskirts of Antwerp. It is known for its 1801 windmill (Heimolen) as well as the cycling race called Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen and Aartselaar BBC, the official basketball club of the town.

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Etymology

The origin of the name of the town is obscure; the most probable etymology refers to "Arcelar", a clearing in the woods (laar) located near a border (archas). [3]

Education

The D Y Patil International school is located in this municipality and offers the international IB curriculum.

Famous residents

Well-known persons who were born or reside in Aartselaar or have any other significant connection with the municipality:

Climate

Climate data for Aartselaar (1991−2020 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)6.7
(44.1)
7.6
(45.7)
11.2
(52.2)
15.3
(59.5)
18.9
(66.0)
21.7
(71.1)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
20.0
(68.0)
15.4
(59.7)
10.4
(50.7)
7.1
(44.8)
15.1
(59.2)
Daily mean °C (°F)4.0
(39.2)
4.4
(39.9)
7.0
(44.6)
10.3
(50.5)
14.0
(57.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.7
(65.7)
15.4
(59.7)
11.5
(52.7)
7.4
(45.3)
4.5
(40.1)
11.1
(52.0)
Average low °C (°F)1.3
(34.3)
1.2
(34.2)
2.9
(37.2)
5.2
(41.4)
9.2
(48.6)
12.2
(54.0)
14.2
(57.6)
13.7
(56.7)
10.8
(51.4)
7.5
(45.5)
4.3
(39.7)
2.0
(35.6)
7.0
(44.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches)70.3
(2.77)
61.0
(2.40)
53.9
(2.12)
40.9
(1.61)
58.3
(2.30)
71.1
(2.80)
80.5
(3.17)
85.4
(3.36)
70.5
(2.78)
67.6
(2.66)
77.6
(3.06)
88.3
(3.48)
825.3
(32.49)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)12.311.310.28.69.710.110.410.89.910.912.613.7130.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 617713518921922022421116411666511,734
Source: Royal Meteorological Institute [5]

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