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is both a village and a municipality
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located in the Flemish
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province of Antwerp
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, in Belgium
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. As well as Zwijndrecht proper, the municipality includes the villages of Burcht. As of January 1, 2006, Zwijndrecht had a total population of 18,231.
The total area is 17.82 km² which gives a population density
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of 1,023 inhabitants per km².
External links Official website of the municipality