|Municipality of Belgium|
|• Mayor||Luc Blommaerts (CD&V)|
|• Governing party/ies||CD&V, VLD|
|• Total||23.67 km2 (9.14 sq mi)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Area codes||03, 015|
Kontich (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.
- Martinus Dom, first abbot of the Trappist abbey of Westmalle (1791-1873)
Municipal church Sint-Michiel in Waarloos
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- Population per municipality on 1 January 2012 (XLS; 214 KB)
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