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Kontich
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Kontich
Location in Belgium
Location of Kontich in the province of Antwerp
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Coordinates: 51°08′N04°27′E / 51.133°N 4.450°E / 51.133; 4.450 Coordinates: 51°08′N04°27′E / 51.133°N 4.450°E / 51.133; 4.450
CountryBelgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
  MayorBart Seldeslachts (N-VA)
  Governing party/ies N-VA, OpenVLD
Area
  Total23.67 km2 (9.14 sq mi)
Population
 (2018-01-01) [1]
  Total21,074
  Density890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes
2550
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.kontich.be

Kontich (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔntɪx] , old spelling: Contich) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Kontich proper and Waarloos. In 2021, Kontich had a total population of 21,260. The total area is 23.67 km³. [2]

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Kontich exists of three parts: Kontich Centrum, Waarloos and Kontich Kazerne. Kontich Kazerne has a big industrial center and a train station on the line between Antwerp and Mechelen. The barracks (kazerne in Dutch) which gave the name to the settlement have closed however.

The Centrum part of Kontich has the town center.

The E19 highway between Antwerp and Brussels passes through Kontich.

"Kontich" comes from the Latin word condacum which means confluence of 2 streams.

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References

  1. "Wettelijke Bevolking per gemeente op 1 januari 2018". Statbel. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  2. "Bevolking per statistische sector - Sector 12034". Statistics Belgium. Retrieved 10 May 2022.