Boom, Belgium

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Boom
Location in Belgium
Location of Boom in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N04°22′E / 51.083°N 4.367°E / 51.083; 4.367 Coordinates: 51°05′N04°22′E / 51.083°N 4.367°E / 51.083; 4.367
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  MayorJeroen Baert (N-VA)
  Governing party/ies N-VA, CD&V, Groen
Area
  Total7.37 km2 (2.85 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total17,970
  Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Postal codes
2850
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.boom.be

Boom (Dutch pronunciation: [boːm] ) is a Belgian town, located in both the arrondissement and province of Antwerp. On 1 January 2006 Boom had a total population of 16,096. The total area is 7.37 km² (2.85 sq mi) which gives a population density of 2,185 inhabitants per km². Residents are known as "Boomenaars". [2] [3]

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Since 2005, Boom has hosted the annual electronic dance music event Tomorrowland.

History

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Our Lady of Boom, ca 1910

Recorded history of this community started in the late 1300s. The population increase in Boom occurred some time during the 19th century. In Boom, people venerate a statue of the lady of Boom.

Geography

Boom is located between three big cities (Brussels, Antwerp and Mechelen), and is situated along the Rupel river.

Economy

Because of the presence of clay around Boom, the region is well known for and has many clay pits and brick factories.

Notable people

Events

Sports

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  2. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-04-11. Retrieved 2007-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)