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Vlandern Antwerpen Ranst-Broechem E34 E313 Albertkanaal from southwest IMG 4056.JPG
Flag of Ranst
Coat of arms of Ranst
Coat of arms
Ranst is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Ranst in the province of Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°33′E / 51.200°N 4.550°E / 51.200; 4.550
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
 • Mayor Lode Hofmans (Open Vld)
 • Governing party/ies Open Vld, CD&V
 • Total 43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 18,981
 • Density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Postal codes 2520
Area codes 03
Website www.ranst.be

Ranst (Dutch pronunciation: [rɑnst]) is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Broechem (townhall), Emblem, Oelegem, and Ranst (postoffice) proper. On January 1, 2006, Ranst had a total population of 17,827. The total area is 43.58 km2 (16.83 sq mi), which gives a population density of 409 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,060/sq mi).

Notable people



  1. ^ Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)

External links

  • Media related to Ranst at Wikimedia Commons
  • (in Dutch) Official website

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