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ANTWERP

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Originally appearing in Volume V02, Page 155 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTWERP, the most northern of the nine provinces of Belgium. It is conterminous with the Dutch frontier on the north. Malines, Lierre and Turnhout are among the towns of the province. Its importance, however, is derived from the fact that it contains the commercial metropolis of Belgium. It is divided into three administrative districts (arrondissements), viz. Antwerp, Malines and Turnhout. These are subdivided into 25 cantons and 152 communes. The area is 707,932 acres or 11o6 sq. m. Pop. (1904) 888,980, showing an average of 804 inhabitants to the square mile.
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