Borsbeek

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Borsbeek
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Borsbeek
Location in Belgium
Location of Borsbeek in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°12′N04°29′E / 51.200°N 4.483°E / 51.200; 4.483 Coordinates: 51°12′N04°29′E / 51.200°N 4.483°E / 51.200; 4.483
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  MayorDis Van Berckelaer (IB)
  Governing party/iesIB, N-VA
Area
  Total3.92 km2 (1.51 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total10,685
  Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
2150
Area codes 03
Website www.borsbeek.be

Borsbeek (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɔrzbeːk] ) is a municipality ( Loudspeaker.svg Dutch pronunciation ) located in Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium, and in the Flemish province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Borsbeek proper. On 1 January 2021 Borsbeek had a total population of 11,076. The total area is 3.92 km² which gives a population density of 2.825 inhabitants per km².

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On 28 January 2022, the mayors of Borsbeek and Antwerp announced they intend to merge: the small, densely populated town of Borsbeek might become the 10th district of the city of Antwerp by 2025.

History

Borsbeek was first mentioned in 1232. In 1264, it becomes an independent parish. Until the 16th century, it was part of the County of Cantecroy. In the late 16th century, during the Dutch Revolt, Borsbeek was pillaged and destroyed several times. In 1746, the village was nearly wiped out during the War of the Austrian Succession. Borsbeek used to be an agricultural community. In the mid 20th century, it became a centre of horticulture and a residential town. [2]

Climate

Climate data for Borsbeek (1991−2020 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)6.6
(43.9)
7.6
(45.7)
11.1
(52.0)
15.3
(59.5)
18.9
(66.0)
21.6
(70.9)
23.7
(74.7)
23.5
(74.3)
20.0
(68.0)
15.3
(59.5)
10.3
(50.5)
7.0
(44.6)
15.1
(59.2)
Daily mean °C (°F)3.9
(39.0)
4.3
(39.7)
6.9
(44.4)
10.2
(50.4)
14.0
(57.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.6
(65.5)
15.3
(59.5)
11.3
(52.3)
7.2
(45.0)
4.4
(39.9)
11.0
(51.8)
Average low °C (°F)1.1
(34.0)
1.0
(33.8)
2.7
(36.9)
5.0
(41.0)
9.1
(48.4)
12.2
(54.0)
14.2
(57.6)
13.7
(56.7)
10.7
(51.3)
7.3
(45.1)
4.1
(39.4)
1.8
(35.2)
6.9
(44.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches)69.9
(2.75)
61.5
(2.42)
55.3
(2.18)
42.3
(1.67)
59.5
(2.34)
73.9
(2.91)
79.3
(3.12)
85.1
(3.35)
72.3
(2.85)
66.8
(2.63)
77.3
(3.04)
91.4
(3.60)
834.6
(32.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm)12.411.110.48.69.710.010.310.59.710.812.513.9129.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 597713419021921922521116411665501,729
Source: Royal Meteorological Institute [3]

Notable people

See the Category:People from Borsbeek.

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References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Borsbeek". Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  3. "Luchttemperatuur en neerslag Referentieperiode: 1991-2020" (PDF) (in Dutch). Royal Meteorological Institute . Retrieved 9 July 2022.