Mechelen

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Mechelen
Mechelen Ceety Haw
Mechelen Ceety Haw
Banner o Mechelen
Banner
Coat o airms o Mechelen
Coat o airms
Mechelen is locatit in Belgium
Mechelen
Mechelen
Location in Belgium
Mechelen municipality an arrondissement in the Flemish province o Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°28′E / 51.017°N 4.467°E / 51.017; 4.467Coordinates: 51°01′N 04°28′E / 51.017°N 4.467°E / 51.017; 4.467
KintraBelgium
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
ArrondissementMechelen
Govrenment
 • MayorBart Somers (VLD)
 • Govrenin pairty/iesVLD, CD&V, Groen!, N-VA, Ind.
Area
 • Total33.71 km2 (13.02 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Tot85,665
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Postal codes
2800, 2801, 2811, 2812
Aurie codes015–03
Wabsteidwww.mechelen.be

Mechelen (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmɛxələ(n)] ( listen), French Malines, tradeetional Inglis Mechlin[n 1]) is a ceety an municipality in the province o Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium.

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  1. Mechelen haes been kent in Scots an Inglis as Mechlin, frae whaur the adjective 'Mechlinian' is derived. This name mey still be uised, especially in a tradeetional or heestorical context. The ceety's French name Malines haed an aa been uised in Scots an Inglis in the past (in the 19t an 20t century) houever this haes largely been abandoned. Meanwhile, the Dutch derived Mechelen began tae be used in Scots an Inglis increasingly frae late 20t century onwards, even while Mechlin remained still in uise (for example a 'Mechlinian' is an indwaller o this ceety or someone seen as born-an-raised there; the term is an aa the name o the ceety dialect; as an adjective 'Mechlinian' mey refer tae the ceety or tae its dialect.

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