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Essen

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Essen is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Essen Centrum, Heikant, Horendonk, Wildert, Statie and 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. It has a railway station, and is the last stop in Belgium for rail services travelling north. The station before Essen is Wildert railway station, in the village of Wildert another station in Essen. The next station is Roosendaal, North Brabant, Netherlands.The Grand Prix Rouwmoer is a cyclo-cross race held in December, which is part of the BPost Bank Trophy.Notable living inhabitants Raf and Mich Walschaerts: cabaret duo (Kommil Foo) Frank Focketyn, actor Zdeněk Štybar, Czech cyclist Tom Meeusen, cyclist Bart Aernouts, cyclist Jan Goossenaerts, supercentenarian
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