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Kapelle-op-den-Bos
"Municipality
""Flag of Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Flag
""Coat of arms of Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Coat of arms
""Kapelle-op-den-Bos is located in Belgium
Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Kapelle-op-den-Bos
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°22′E / 51.017°N 4.367°E / 51.017; 4.367"Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°22′E / 51.017°N 4.367°E / 51.017; 4.367
Country "Belgium
"Community "Flemish Community
"Region "Flemish Region
"Province "Flemish Brabant
"Arrondissement "Halle-Vilvoorde
Government
 • Mayor Edward De Wit (CV&V)
 • Governing party/ies "CD&V, "sp.a
Area
 • Total 15.25 km2 (5.89 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2016)[1]
 • Total 9,370
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
"Postal codes 1880
"Area codes 015, 02, 052, 03
Website www.kapelle-op-den-bos.be

Kapelle-op-den-Bos (Dutch pronunciation: "[kɑˌpɛlə ɔb dɛm ˈbɔs]) is a "municipality located in the "Belgian province of "Flemish Brabant. The municipality comprises the towns of Kapelle-op-den-Bos proper, "Nieuwenrode and "Ramsdonk. On January 1, 2006, Kapelle-op-den-Bos had a total population of 8,904. The total area is 15.25 km² which gives a "population density of 584 inhabitants per km².

Located at the intersection of the "Willebroek to "Brussels shipping canal and the "Mechelen-"Ghent railway line, the town is home to the Etex Group NV group of companies, which manufacture piping, roofing, gyprock and cement products. Numerous other industrial companies call Kapelle-op-den-Bos home, and the General Secondary College Sint-Theresia College (STK) has a wide "catchment extending beyond municipal boundaries.

The town was a target for heavy bombing during the "First World War due to its proximity to transport routes. Among the many buildings destroyed was the parish church of "St. Nicholas, which was later rebuilt with a modern flavour; the "nave retained its original arched windows, but the steeple now appears as a crown.

Kapelle-op-den-Bos is heavily polluted with "asbestos. Many inhabitants of the village died due to this mortal pollution. Health problems caused by the asbestos pollution still remain a major problem for the whole area.

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