Antwerp (province) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAntwerp (Dutch: Antwerpen; French: Anvers)
|Province of Belgium|
|- location||Putte, Mechelen, Antwerp|
|- elevation||51.6 m (169 ft)|
|Area||2,867 km² (1,107 sq mi)|
|Population||1,781,904 (1 January 2012)|
|Density||622 /km² (1,611 /sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
In 1815, during the creation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the territory became part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands as the province of Central Brabant, distinguishing it from North Brabant and South Brabant. In 1830, after Belgium's independence the province was renamed Antwerp (after its major city and capital).
The province has an area of 2,867 km2 (1,107 sq mi) with a population of 1,781,904 and a density of 621.5 inhabitants per km². The northernmost point of the province (and also of Belgium) is in Meersel-Drove with the coordinates.
Its highest point is Beerzelberg, 51.6 m (169.3 ft) high, in the municipality of Putte, Mechelen district. The lowest point of the province with 4 m (13.1 ft) high, lies in the valley of the Grote Nete river near Lier.
The province of Antwerp is divided into three arrondissements (Antwerp, Mechelen and Turnhout) and a total of 70 municipalities.
Population by arrondissement
Population on 1 January of each year.
|Province of Antwerp||1,700,570||1,715,707||1,731,174||1,744,862||1,764,773||1,781,904|
- (Dutch) Official website
Images for kids
Jain temple in Antwerp, Belgium. See Jainism in Belgium
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