Arrondissement of Antwerp

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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; 4.5Coordinates: 51°15′N 4°30′E / 51.25°N 4.5°E / 51.25; 4.5
Country  Belgium
Region  Flemish Region
Province  Antwerp
Municipalities 30
Area
 • Total 1,000.31 km2 (386.22 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)
 • Total 1,010,001
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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[edit]

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[edit]

The Administrative Arrondissement of Antwerp consists of the following municipalities: