Niel, Belgium

Niel (Dutch pronunciation: [nil]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Niel proper. In 2021, Niel had a total population of 10.493. The total area is 5.27 km².[2]

Niel
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Flag of Niel
Coat of arms of Niel
Niel is located in Belgium
Niel
Niel
Location in Belgium
Location of Niel in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°20′E / 51.117°N 4.333°E / 51.117; 4.333Coordinates: 51°07′N 04°20′E / 51.117°N 4.333°E / 51.117; 4.333
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorTom De Vries (Open VLD)
 • Governing party/iessp.a, VLD
Area
 • Total5.27 km2 (2.03 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total10,424
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Postal codes
2845
Area codes03
Websitewww.niel.be

HistoryEdit

Niel used to belong to the Lordship of Mechelen. In 1462, it became part of the Duchy of Brabant. Niel became an independent parish in the 14th century. During most of its history, it was an agricultural community along the Rupel river. In the 19th century, Niel became an industrial town with brickworks, cement factories and shoe factories.[3]

SportsEdit

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.

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 12030D". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Niel". Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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