Puurs-Sint-Amands

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Puurs-Sint-Amands
Location in Belgium
Location of Puurs-Sint-Amands in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°03′50″N4°17′42″E / 51.064°N 4.295°E / 51.064; 4.295 Coordinates: 51°03′50″N4°17′42″E / 51.064°N 4.295°E / 51.064; 4.295
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Mechelen
Government
  Mayor Koen Van den Heuvel (CD&V)
  Governing party/ies CD&V
Area
  Total48.99 km2 (18.92 sq mi)
Population
 (2021-01-01) [1]
  Total26,208
  Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
2870, 2890
Area codes 03, 052
Website puurs-sint-amands.be

Puurs-Sint-Amands (Dutch pronunciation: [pyːrs ˌsɪnt ɑˈmɑnts] ) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp that arose on 1 January 2019 from the merging of the municipalities of Puurs and Sint-Amands. [2]

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The merged municipality has an area of 48.99 km2 and has a population of 26,208 people as of 2021. [3] Puurs-Sint-Amands consists of the following deelgemeentes (sub-municipalities): Breendonk, Liezele, Lippelo, Puurs, Oppuurs, Ruisbroek, Sint-Amands. [4]

Together with Bornem, the area forms a region known as Little Brabant.

Creation

The Flemish Government provides incentives for municipalities to voluntarily merge. The municipal councils of Puurs and Sint-Amands approved a merge in principle on 18 September 2017. Definitive approval occurred on 20 November 2017, which was ratified by Flemish decree of 4 May 2018 alongside several other merges, all to be effective per 1 January 2019.

As of 1 January 2018, the municipality of Puurs had a population of 17,452 and Sint-Amands a population of 8,480.

Government

The first elections for the new municipality were held during the regular local elections of 14 October 2018, electing a municipal council for the legislative period of 2019–2024. CD&V obtained a majority of seats in the municipal council (17 out of 29). Koen Van den Heuvel, who was mayor of Puurs until then, became mayor of Puurs-Sint-Amands.

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References

  1. https://statbel.fgov.be/nl/gemeente/puurs-sint-amands#dashboard2.
  2. "Gemeente Puurs-Sint-Amands". Ivarem (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  3. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 12041". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  4. "Puurs-Sint-Amands". Vlaanderen (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 May 2022.