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Arrondissement of Antwerp

Arrondissement of Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerpen
Arrondissement of Belgium
Location of the arrondissement in Antwerp
Location of the arrondissement in Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°15′N 4°30′E / 51.25°N 4.5°E / 51.25; 4.5
Country Belgium
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Municipalities30
Area
 • Total1,000.31 km2 (386.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)
 • Total1,039,943
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+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 the Province of Antwerp, 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: