Arendonk

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Arendonk
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Arendonk
Location in Belgium
Location of Arendonk in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N05°05′E / 51.317°N 5.083°E / 51.317; 5.083 Coordinates: 51°19′N05°05′E / 51.317°N 5.083°E / 51.317; 5.083
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
  MayorKristof Hendrickx (N-VA)
  Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
  Total55.38 km2 (21.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total13,281
  Density240/km2 (620/sq mi)
Postal codes
2370
Area codes 014
Website www.arendonk.be

Arendonk (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrəndɔŋk] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises only the town of Arendonk proper. In 2021, Arendonk had a total population of 13,207. The total area is 55.38 km². [2]

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The spoken language is Kempenlands (an East Brabantian dialect, which is very similar to colloquial Dutch). [3]

Nickname

The nickname for a person living in Arendonk is "Telowerelè'er" meaning dish-licker. A statue personating the nickname is located in proximity of the Toremansmolen windmill, another attraction. The mill is still operational and can be visited regularly. The mayor of this city is called Kristof Hendrickx.

Famous inhabitants

Climate

Climate data for Arendonk (1991−2020 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)6.3
(43.3)
7.3
(45.1)
11.1
(52.0)
15.5
(59.9)
19.1
(66.4)
21.8
(71.2)
23.8
(74.8)
23.5
(74.3)
19.9
(67.8)
15.1
(59.2)
10.1
(50.2)
6.7
(44.1)
15.0
(59.0)
Daily mean °C (°F)3.5
(38.3)
3.9
(39.0)
6.7
(44.1)
10.0
(50.0)
13.8
(56.8)
16.6
(61.9)
18.6
(65.5)
18.2
(64.8)
14.9
(58.8)
11.1
(52.0)
6.9
(44.4)
4.1
(39.4)
10.7
(51.3)
Average low °C (°F)0.7
(33.3)
0.6
(33.1)
2.3
(36.1)
4.5
(40.1)
8.5
(47.3)
11.5
(52.7)
13.5
(56.3)
12.9
(55.2)
10.0
(50.0)
7.0
(44.6)
3.8
(38.8)
1.5
(34.7)
6.4
(43.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches)72.2
(2.84)
66.6
(2.62)
57.1
(2.25)
43.4
(1.71)
60.1
(2.37)
74.0
(2.91)
82.2
(3.24)
80.2
(3.16)
66.5
(2.62)
69.2
(2.72)
76.1
(3.00)
92.0
(3.62)
839.7
(33.06)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)12.711.610.78.79.910.211.211.110.210.912.614.1133.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 627913318621521422020516011667521,708
Source: Royal Meteorological Institute [7]

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