is a municipality
located in the Belgian
province of Antwerp
. The municipality comprises the city of Lier proper and the town of Koningshooikt. On January 1st, 2000 Lier had a total population of 32,191 (15,671 males and 16,520 females). The total area is 49.89 km²
which gives a population density
of 645.24 inhabitants per km².