Schelle

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Schelle is also the German name for Šaľa, Slovakia.
Schelle
Municipality
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Schelle
Location in Belgium
Location of Schelle in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°08′N04°20′E / 51.133°N 4.333°E / 51.133; 4.333 Coordinates: 51°08′N04°20′E / 51.133°N 4.333°E / 51.133; 4.333
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  Mayor Rob Mennes (CD&V)
  Governing party/ies CD&V, sp.a
Area
  Total 7.80 km2 (3.01 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017) [1]
  Total 8,357
  Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Postal codes 2627
Area codes 03
Website www.schelle.be

Schelle (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈsxɛlə] ) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Schelle proper. On January 1, 2006, Schelle had a total population of 7,806. The total area is 7.80 km² which gives a population density of 1,001 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 urban 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 sovereign state 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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