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, Veerle, Vorst, Varendonk and Vorst-Meerlaar (also known as Klein-Vorst). On January 1, 2006, Laakdal had a total population of 14,951. The total area is 42.48 km² which gives a population density of 352 inhabitants per km².
|• Mayor||Tine Gielis (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V/N-VA, sp.a|
|• Total||42.48 km2 (16.40 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (980/sq mi)|
|Area codes||014, 013, 011|
The municipality has 6 neighbouring towns. Clockwise on the compass these are: Geel, Meerhout, Ham, Tessenderlo, Scherpenheuvel-Zichem and Herselt.
- "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
- Media related to Laakdal at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website (in Dutch)
- Official website of Eindhout (in Dutch)