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Essen is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality includes the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie en Hoek. On January 1, 2007 Essen had a total population of 17,143. The total area is 47.48 km² which gives a population density of 358 inhabitants per km².

The town is near the border with the Netherlands. Its train station is the last one in Belgium, the next station is Roosendaal, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

Notable living inhabitants

  • Raf and Mich Walschaerts, cabaret duo (Kommil Foo)
  • Frank Focketyn, actor
  • Zdeněk Štybar, Czech cyclist
  • Tom Meeusen, cyclist
  • Bart Aernouts, cyclist
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