Laakdal

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Laakdal
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Laakdal
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Laakdal
Location in Belgium
Location of Laakdal in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067 Coordinates: 51°05′N05°04′E / 51.083°N 5.067°E / 51.083; 5.067
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Government
  MayorTine Gielis (CD&V)
  Governing party/ies CD&V, PROLaakdal
Area
  Total42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-01-01) [1]
  Total16,186
  Density380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Postal codes
2430, 2431
Area codes 014, 013, 011
Website www.laakdal.be

Laakdal (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈlaːɡdɑl] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Laakdal was founded in 1977 out of a merger of the towns Veerle, Eindhout and Vorst. The municipality now comprises the towns of Eindhout  [ nl ], Veerle  [ nl ], Vorst  [ nl ], Varendonk  [ nl ] and Vorst-Meerlaar (also known as Klein-Vorst). In 2021, Laakdal had a total population of 16,293. [2] The total area is 42.48 km².

The municipality has 6 neighbouring towns. Clockwise on the compass these are: Geel, Meerhout, Ham, Tessenderlo, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and Herselt.

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