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Flag of Kontich
Coat of arms of Kontich
Coat of arms
Kontich is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Location of Kontich in the province of Antwerp
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
 • Mayor Erik Jacobs (N-VA)
 • Governing party/ies N-VA, Dorpslijst Sander
 • Total 23.67 km2 (9.14 sq mi)
Population (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total 20,952
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Postal codes 2550
Area codes 03, 015
Website www.kontich.be

Kontich (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkɔntɪx], 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 km³ which gives a population density of 866 inhabitants per km³.

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 confluence of 2 streams.

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