Bocholt, Belgium



Coat of arms

Location in Belgium

Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°35′E / 51.167°N 5.583°E / 51.167; 5.583Coordinates: 51°10′N 05°35′E / 51.167°N 5.583°E / 51.167; 5.583
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Limburg
Arrondissement Maaseik
  Mayor Jos Claessens
  Governing party/ies Nieuwe Unie, SPa
  Total 59.34 km2 (22.91 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
  Total 12,917
  Density 220/km2 (560/sq mi)
Postal codes 3950
Area codes 089

Bocholt (Limburgish: Bóggetj) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Limburg. On January 1, 2006, Bocholt had a total population of 12,355. The total area is 59.34 km² which gives a population density of 208 inhabitants per km².

The Priory of Our Lady of Klaarland of the Trappistins is located in Bocholt. Martens brewery established in 1758 has the second highest production capacity in Belgium at 360 million liters per year.


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