Arrondissement of Antwerp

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Arrondissement of Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerpen
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Location of the arrondissement in Antwerp Province
Coordinates: 51°15′N4°30′E / 51.25°N 4.5°E / 51.25; 4.5 Coordinates: 51°15′N4°30′E / 51.25°N 4.5°E / 51.25; 4.5
CountryFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Region Flag of Flanders.svg  Flanders
Province Flag of Antwerp.svg  Antwerp
Municipalities 30
Area
  Total1,000.31 km2 (386.22 sq mi)
Population
 (1 January 2017)
  Total1,039,943
  Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

The Arrondissement of Antwerp (Dutch : Arrondissement Antwerpen; French : Arrondissement d'Anvers) is one of the three administrative arrondissements in Antwerp Province, Belgium. It is both an administrative and a judicial arrondissement. The territory of the Judicial Arrondissement of Antwerp coincides with that of the Administrative Arrondissement of Antwerp.

History

The Arrondissement of Antwerp was created in 1800 as the first arrondissement in the Department of Deux-Nèthes (Dutch : Departement Twee Nethen). It originally comprised the cantons of Antwerp, Boom, Berchem, Brecht, Ekeren and Zandhoven. In 1923, the then municipalities of Burcht and Zwijndrecht (Burcht was merged into Zwijndrecht in 1977 to form the present-day municipality of Zwijndrecht) in the Arrondissement of Sint-Niklaas were added to the arrondissement.

Municipalities

The Administrative Arrondissement of Antwerp consists of the following municipalities:

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