Oppuurs

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Oppuurs is a small town in the Belgian province of Antwerp. It is a part of the municipality of Sint-Amands. Oppuurs has 2028 inhabitants as of 2006. Oppuurs has an area of 473 square kilometres (183 sq mi).

History[change | change source]

The first time Oppuurs was mentioned was in 1414, then called Oppuedersel. In the 15th century, it was owned by the family Van der Calsteren. Later, Joost Snoy became the owner. In 1664, it got the title of barony. At the 7th of mai 1818, Idisbalda-Ghislain Snoy was appointed to mayor by the king. Later, in 1777 the properties were bought by Philippe Ghislain Snoy, who became baron.

Oppuurs belonged to the parish of Puurs and was separated in 1803. It was an independent municipality until 1976. Then, it became, along with Lippelo, part of the municipality of Sint-Amands.

The title of Baron Snoy et d'Oppuers still exists today.

Demography[change | change source]

Evolution of the population[change | change source]

19th century[change | change source]

Jaar 1806 1816 1830 1846 1856 1866 1876 1880 1890
Inwoneraantal 893 959 1023 983 959 936 1021 1039 1097
Remark:results from population census at 31 December

20th century until 1976[change | change source]

Jaar 1900 1910 1920 1930 1947 1961 1970 1976
Inwoneraantal 1066 1164 1200 1319 1478 1596 1692 1654
Remark:results from population census at 31 December

Coordinates: 51°3′58.9″N 4°14′31.76″E / 51.066361°N 4.2421556°E / 51.066361; 4.2421556