Wuustwezel (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋystˈʋeːzəl]) is a municipality located in the north of the Belgian province of Antwerp.

Wuustwezel
Inn De Keizer Loenhout
Inn De Keizer Loenhout
Flag of Wuustwezel
Coat of arms of Wuustwezel
Wuustwezel is located in Belgium
Wuustwezel
Wuustwezel
Location in Belgium
Location of Wuustwezel in Antwerp Province
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Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°36′E / 51.383°N 4.600°E / 51.383; 4.600Coordinates: 51°23′N 04°36′E / 51.383°N 4.600°E / 51.383; 4.600
CountryBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorPieter Wouters (CD&V)
 • Governing party/iesCD&V
Area
 • Total89.43 km2 (34.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[1]
 • Total20,671
 • Density230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Postal codes
2990
Area codes03
Websitewww.wuustwezel.be

The municipality as it is now originated in 1977, when Wuustwezel merged with the municipality of Loenhout. It now consists of three major villages, Wuustwezel proper, Gooreind and Loenhout, and two minor hamlets, Braken and Sterbos.

In 2021, Wuustwezel had a total population of 21,346.[2] The total area is 89.43 km2.

The Azencross Loenhout is a December cyclo-cross competition, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy. The largest bloemencorso (flower parade) of Belgium is held in Loenhout. All the villages and hamlets in the area compete who has the most beautiful floats made out of flowers.[3]

Its neighbouring municipalities are Zundert in the Netherlands, Kalmthout, Kapellen, Brasschaat, Brecht and Hoogstraten.

Wuustwezel has the postal code 2990.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 11053". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Bloemencorso Loenhout". Bloemencorso.eu (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 May 2022.

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