Niel, Belgium

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Niel
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Niel
Location in Belgium
Location of Niel in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°07′N04°20′E / 51.117°N 4.333°E / 51.117; 4.333 Coordinates: 51°07′N04°20′E / 51.117°N 4.333°E / 51.117; 4.333
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  Mayor Tom De Vries (Open VLD)
  Governing party/ies sp.a, VLD
Area
  Total 5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017) [1]
  Total 10,236
  Density 1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
Postal codes 2845
Area codes 03
Website www.niel.be

Niel (Dutch pronunciation: [nil] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Niel proper. On January 1, 2006 Niel had a total population of 8,798. The total area is 5.27 km² which gives a population density of 1,669 inhabitants per km².

Municipality An administrative division having corporate status and usually some powers of self-government or jurisdiction

A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. It is to be distinguished (usually) from the county, which may encompass rural territory or numerous small communities such as towns, villages and hamlets.

Belgium Federal constitutional monarchy in Western Europe

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe. It is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,688 square kilometres (11,849 sq mi) and has a population of more than 11.4 million. The capital and largest city is Brussels; other major cities are Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi and Liège.

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Sports

Niel is home for Niel Jaarmarkt Cyclo-cross, a cyclo-cross race held in and around the town. The race is part of the Cyclo-cross Gazet van Antwerpen.

The Niel Jaarmarkt Cyclo-cross is a cyclo-cross race held in Niel, Belgium.

Famous inhabitants

Jan Decleir Belgian actor

Jan Decleir is a prolific Belgian movie and stage actor born in Niel, Antwerp.

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