Kontich

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Kontich, Belgium
Municipality of Belgium
Flag of Kontich, Belgium
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Coat of arms of Kontich, Belgium
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Kontich, Belgium is located in Belgium
Kontich, Belgium
Kontich, Belgium
Location in Belgium
Coordinates: 51°08′N 04°27′E / 51.133°N 4.450°E / 51.133; 4.450Coordinates: 51°08′N 04°27′E / 51.133°N 4.450°E / 51.133; 4.450
Country Belgium
Community Flemish Community
Region Flemish Region
Province Antwerp
Arrondissement Antwerp
Government
 • Mayor Erik Jacobs (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, Dorpslijst Sander
Area
 • Total 23.67 km2 (9.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2012)[1]
 • Total 20,739
 • Density 880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 2550
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.kontich.be

Kontich (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔn̪t̪ɪx̟], old spelling: Contich) is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. The municipality comprises the towns of Kontich proper and Waarloos. On December 31, 2010 Kontich had a total population of 20,584. The total area is 23.67 km² which gives a population density of 866 inhabitants per km².

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 merge of 2 streams.

Famous inhabitants[edit]

  • Martinus Dom, first abbot of the Trappist abbey of Westmalle (1791-1873)

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