Rumst

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Rumst
Location in Belgium
Location of Rumst in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°05′N04°25′E / 51.083°N 4.417°E / 51.083; 4.417 Coordinates: 51°05′N04°25′E / 51.083°N 4.417°E / 51.083; 4.417
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  MayorJurgen Callaerts (N-VA)
  Governing party/ies N-VA, CD&V-3D
Area
  Total19.90 km2 (7.68 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total15,114
  Density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Postal codes
2840
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.rumst.be

Rumst (Dutch pronunciation: [rʏmst] , old spelling: Rumpst) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Since 1976 the municipality not only comprises Rumst proper but also the towns of Reet (old spelling: Reeth) and Terhagen, which were independent municipalities before that year.

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Industry in Rumst, like Boom, was heavily focused around the production of clay products like bricks. This industry has largely disappeared after 1970.

In Rumst, the river Rupel starts as a combination of the Dijle and Nete (river) rivers.

On January 1, 2006, Rumst had a total population of 14,628. The total area is 19.90 km² (7.7 sq mi) which gives a population density of 735 inhabitants per km² (1899.7/sq mi).

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References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.