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Aartselaar
Aartselaar town hall
Aartselaar town hall
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Aartselaar is located in Belgium
Aartselaar
Aartselaar
Location in Belgium
Location of Aartselaar in the province of Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°08′N 04°23′E / 51.133°N 4.383°E / 51.133; 4.383
Country Belgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementAntwerp
Government
 • MayorSophie De Wit (N-VA)
 • Governing party/iesN-VA, Groen
Area
 • Total11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
Population
 (2022-01-01)[1]
 • Total14,610
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Postal codes
2630
NIS code
11001
Area codes03
Websitewww.aartselaar.be

Aartselaar (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈaːrtsəlaːr] , old spelling: Aertselaer) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality only comprises the town of Aartselaar proper. In 2021, Aartselaar had a total population of 14,455 people. The total area is 10.93 km2.[2] The municipality of Aartselaar is located in the southern outskirts of Antwerp. It is known for its 1801 windmill (Heimolen) as well as the cycling race called Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen and Aartselaar BBC, the official basketball club of the town.

Etymology

The origin of the name of the town is obscure; the most probable etymology refers to "Arcelar", a clearing in the woods (laar) located near a border (archas).[3]

Education

The International School of Belgium is located in this municipality and offers the international IB curriculum.

Famous residents

Well-known persons who were born or reside in Aartselaar or have any other significant connection with the municipality:

Climate

Climate data for Aartselaar (1991−2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
7.6
(45.7)
11.2
(52.2)
15.3
(59.5)
18.9
(66.0)
21.7
(71.1)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
20.0
(68.0)
15.4
(59.7)
10.4
(50.7)
7.1
(44.8)
15.1
(59.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.0
(39.2)
4.4
(39.9)
7.0
(44.6)
10.3
(50.5)
14.0
(57.2)
16.9
(62.4)
19.0
(66.2)
18.7
(65.7)
15.4
(59.7)
11.5
(52.7)
7.4
(45.3)
4.5
(40.1)
11.1
(52.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
1.2
(34.2)
2.9
(37.2)
5.2
(41.4)
9.2
(48.6)
12.2
(54.0)
14.2
(57.6)
13.7
(56.7)
10.8
(51.4)
7.5
(45.5)
4.3
(39.7)
2.0
(35.6)
7.0
(44.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.3
(2.77)
61.0
(2.40)
53.9
(2.12)
40.9
(1.61)
58.3
(2.30)
71.1
(2.80)
80.5
(3.17)
85.4
(3.36)
70.5
(2.78)
67.6
(2.66)
77.6
(3.06)
88.3
(3.48)
825.3
(32.49)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 12.3 11.3 10.2 8.6 9.7 10.1 10.4 10.8 9.9 10.9 12.6 13.7 130.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 61 77 135 189 219 220 224 211 164 116 66 51 1,734
Source: Royal Meteorological Institute[5]

References

  1. ^ Statbel, Wikidata Q12480
  2. ^ "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 11001". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 9 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Aartselaar (Municipality, Province of Antwerp, Belgium)". www.crwflags.com.
  4. ^ Fiche Karel Thijs; sportuitslagen.org
  5. ^ "Luchttemperatuur en neerslag Referentieperiode: 1991-2020" (PDF) (in Dutch). Royal Meteorological Institute. Retrieved July 7, 2022.

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