Westerlo (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈʋɛstərloː]) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises seven towns:

Westerlo
Town Hall of Westerlo
Town Hall of Westerlo
Flag of Westerlo
Coat of arms of Westerlo
Location of Westerlo
Westerlo is located in Belgium
Westerlo
Westerlo
Location in Belgium
Westerlo municipality in the province of Antwerp
Westerlo Antwerp Belgium Map.svg
Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917Coordinates: 51°05′N 04°55′E / 51.083°N 4.917°E / 51.083; 4.917
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementTurnhout
Government
 • MayorGuy Van Hirtum (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total55.47 km2 (21.42 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total24,884
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Postal codes
2260
Area codes014 - 015 - 016
Websitewww.westerlo.be

In 2021, Westerlo had a total population of 25,288.[2] The total area is 55.13 km².

Places of interestEdit

  • Castle of Westerlo has been in the possession of the House of Merode uninterruptedly since the late 15th century. It has served as the most important country estate of the senior branch since the 16th century. In 1910-12 Countess Jeanne de Merode built a new neogothic castle for herself which serves as the town hall of Westerlo since the 1970s.
  • Tongerlo Abbey contains a very old and fine copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper. It is also known as home of the Tongerlo Abbey beer, but this is no longer brewed at the abbey.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 11035B". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 11 May 2022.

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