Herenthout

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Herenthout
Location in Belgium
Location of Herenthout in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°09′N04°46′E / 51.150°N 4.767°E / 51.150; 4.767 Coordinates: 51°09′N04°46′E / 51.150°N 4.767°E / 51.150; 4.767
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
  MayorStijn Raeymaekers
  Governing party/iesEenheid, CD&V
Area
  Total23.55 km2 (9.09 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total8,951
  Density380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Postal codes
2270
Area codes 014
Website www.herenthout.be

Herenthout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɦeːrəntɦʌu̯t] ) is a municipality located in the province of Antwerp in Belgium. The municipality only comprises the town of Herenthout proper, including Uilenberg. In 2021, Herenthout had a total population of 9,185 people. [2] The total area is 23.55 km².

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This village is also well known for having the officially recognized oldest organized carnival parade in Belgium, with the first edition dating back to February 1882. The mascot of the parade is named "Peer Stoet".

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  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 12030D". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.