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Westerlo
Town Hall of Westerlo.
Municipal flag
Flag
Coat of arms
Coat of arms
Westerlo municipality in the province of Antwerp
Westerlo municipality in the province of Antwerp
Westerlo is located in Belgium
Westerlo
Location in Belgium
Sovereign state Belgium Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Community Flanders Flemish Community
Province  Antwerp
Arrondissement Turnhout
Coordinates 51°05′0″N 04°55′0″E / 51.083333°N 4.916667°E / 51.083333; 4.916667Coordinates: 51°05′0″N 04°55′0″E / 51.083333°N 4.916667°E / 51.083333; 4.916667
Area 55.13 km²
Population
– Males
– Females
Density
22,896 (2006-01-01)
50.36%
49.64%
415 inhab./km²
Age distribution
0–19 years
20–64 years
65+ years
(01/01/2004)
19.21%
66.27%
14.52%
Unemployment rate 8.09% (1 January 2006)
Mean annual income €13,871/pers. (2003)
Mayor Guy Van Hirtum (CD&V)
Governing parties CD&V
Postal codes 2260
Area codes 014 - 015 - 016
Website www.westerlo.be

Westerlo is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises seven towns:

- Westerlo centrum (population 3,831)

- Oevel (population 3,454)

- Tongerlo (population 4,679)

- Heultje (population 3,973)

- Voortkapel (population 2,408)

- Oosterwijk (population 2,350)

- Zoerle-Parwijs (population 2,202)

On January 1, 2006 Westerlo had a total population of 22,896. The total area is 55.13 km² which gives a population density of 415 inhabitants per km².

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Places of interest

Tongerlo Abbey contains a very old and fine copy of Leonardo da Vinci's 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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