Oud-Turnhout

Oud-Turnhout (Dutch pronunciation: [ˌʌuˈtʏr(ə)nɦʌut]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Oud-Turnhout proper. In 2021, Oud-Turnhout had a total population of 14,201.[2] The total area is 38.80 km².

Oud-Turnhout
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Flag of Oud-Turnhout
Coat of arms of Oud-Turnhout
Location of Oud-Turnhout
Oud-Turnhout is located in Belgium
Oud-Turnhout
Oud-Turnhout
Location in Belgium
Location of Oud-Turnhout in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°59′E / 51.317°N 4.983°E / 51.317; 4.983Coordinates: 51°19′N 04°59′E / 51.317°N 4.983°E / 51.317; 4.983
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorBob Coppens (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, Groen, LB18
Area
 • Total39.17 km2 (15.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2020-01-01)[1]
 • Total13,977
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Postal codes
2360
Area codes014
Websitewww.oud-turnhout.be

There are 3 parishes: Zwaneven in the east, St. Bavo in the centre and Oosthoven in the North. Zwaneven is in the upmarket residential area referred to as "De Lint", where many Dutch people live.

HistoryEdit

The village was first mentioned in 1333 as "Vetus Turnoltum".[3] Oud (old) has been added to distinguish from the village which developed around the castle which was built in 1109 or 1110. That village would eventually become the city of Turnhout.[4] Oud-Turnhout used to be part of the municipality of Turnhout, but felt neglected by its bigger neighbour. In 1859, Oud-Turnhout became an independent municipality. In 1977, the hamlets of Schoonbroek en Kinschot became part of Retie, the area Kijkverdriet was awarded to Ravels, and the remainder became part of Ravels.[3]

AttractionsEdit

In the northern part of the village "The Liereman" is one of Flanders' largest nature reserves measuring more than 100 hectares (250 acres).[5]

Notable peopleEdit

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2020". Statbel.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 12030D". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Oud-Turnhout". Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  4. ^ "Turnhout". Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Landschap de Liereman". www.natuurpunt.be (in Dutch). Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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