Beerse

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Beerse
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Beerse
Location in Belgium
Location of Beerse in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N04°52′E / 51.317°N 4.867°E / 51.317; 4.867 Coordinates: 51°19′N04°52′E / 51.317°N 4.867°E / 51.317; 4.867
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
  MayorBart Craane (CDE-Vlim)
  Governing party/iesCDE-Vlim, BEERSEplus
Area
  Total37.48 km2 (14.47 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total17,931
  Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
2340
Area codes 014, 03
Website www.beerse.be

Beerse (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbeːrsə] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Beerse proper and Vlimmeren  [ nl ]. In 2021, Beerse had a total population of 18,194. The total area is 37.48 km2 (14.5 sq mi). [2] The pharmaceutical company Janssen Pharmaceutica, founded by Dr. Paul Janssen, has its headquarters in Beerse.

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Industry

Several companies are located in Beerse, of which the most important are:

Notable inhabitants

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Ajit, Baron Shetty is a Belgian businessman. He was chairman of the board of directors of Janssen Pharmaceutica, a pharmaceutical company and subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, with its headquarters in Beerse, Belgium, until February 2012, when he retired. Shetty also served as a member of the Corporate Center Group Operating Committee and vice president, Enterprise Supply Chain for Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the United States.

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References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 13004". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 9 May 2022.