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Brecht, Belgium

Summary
Brecht (brɛxt) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Brecht proper, Sint-Job-in-'t-Goor and Sint-Lenaarts. In 2021, Brecht had a total population of 29,809. The total area is 90.84 km². Brecht is a fast-growing municipality in the north of the Antwerp province, near the Dutch border. Noorderkempen, a railway station on the HSL 4, opened on 15 June 2009. Images Image:Brecht kerk.jpg|[[Sint-Michielskerk (Brecht)|Sint-Michielskerk]] in Brecht File:Groot Schietveld 001.jpg|Nature reserve [[Groot Schietveld]] File:A Brecht, Stenen molen, bergmolen, kettingkruier 00W.JPG|[[Windmill]] in Brecht Notable people
  • Jan van der Noot (1539–1595), writer and poet, born in Brecht
  • Leonard Lessius (1554-1623), moral theologian, born in Brecht
  • Walter Van Beirendonck (1957-), fashion designer and one of the Antwerp Six
  • Jean Kockerols (1958-), Roman Catholic bishop
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