Borgerhout

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Borgerhout
Flag of Borgerhout
Flag
Coat of arms of Borgerhout
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District of Borgerhout within the city of Antwerp
District of Borgerhout within the city of Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°12′48″N 4°25′59″W / 51.21333°N 4.43306°W / 51.21333; -4.43306
Country Belgium
Region Flemish Region
ProvinceAntwerp
MunicipalityAntwerp
Area
 • Total3.93 km2 (1.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total45,948
 Source: NIS
Postal code
2140
Area code03

Borgerhout is the smallest district of Antwerp, Belgium. As of January 2013, the district houses 45,948 inhabitants.

Geography[edit]

Borgerhout is divided into two parts by a highway and the historical walls. The part inside those walls is intra muros (within the walls). It is built around a big boulevard, the Turnhoutsebaan. The Turnhoutsebaan is the biggest shopping street, offering both food and clothing, in both Belgian as foreigner's stores. Intra muros is the young and trendy part of Borgerhout, with a lot of so-called "hipster bars".

People from Borgerhout[edit]

Born in Borgerhout[edit]

(Former) inhabitants of Borgerhout[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geschiedenis". www.gza.be. Retrieved 2016-08-28.

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Coordinates: 51°12′N 04°26′E / 51.200°N 4.433°E / 51.200; 4.433