Antwerp is the northernmost province of Flanders and of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Netherlands and the Belgian provinces of Limburg
, Flemish Brabant
and East Flanders
. Its capital is Antwerp
It has a surface area of 2860 km˛, a population of 1,644,000 inhabitants and is divided into three administrative districts (arrondissementen in Dutch) which contain 70 municipalities.
Before the French Revolution, what makes up the present province of Antwerp belonged to the Duchy of Brabant, as did the provinces of Flemish Brabant and Walloon Brabant, Brussels, and the Dutch province of North Brabant.
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