Antwerp

Antwerp (/ˈæntwɜrp/; Dutch: Antwerpen, ; French: Anvers, or ) is a city and municipality in Belgium and the capital of the Antwerp province of Flanders. Antwerp's total population is 507,007 (as of 31 December 2011), making it the largest municipality in both Flanders and Belgium in terms of its population. Its total area is 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi), giving a population density of 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of 1,449 km2 (559 sq mi) with a total of 1,190,769 inhabitants as of 1 January 2008. The inhabitants of Antwerp are locally nicknamed Sinjoren, after the Spanish honorific señor. It refers to the leading Spanish noblemen who ruled the city during the 17th century.

Antwerp has long been an important city in the Low Countries both economically and culturally, especially before the Spanish Fury (1576) in the period of the Dutch Revolt. It is located on the right (eastern) bank of the river Scheldt, which is linked to the North Sea by the estuary Westerschelde. The city has one of the largest seaports in Europe.

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Specific Areas in Antwerp
... Den Dam – an area in northern Antwerp The diamond district – an area consisting of several square blocks, it is Antwerp's centre for the cutting, polishing ...
List Of Museums In Belgium - Antwerp
... of Fine Arts (KMSKA) Museum of Modern Art Antwerp (MuHKA) Plantin-Moretus Museum Museum aan de Stroom (MAS Museum at the current) Volkskundemuseum National Maritime Museum Maagdenhuismuseum (Virgin House ...
Siege Of Antwerp (1832) - History
... they left a garrison in the citadel of Antwerp, which resulted in a second operation of the Armée du Nord of Marshal Gérard, who returned with his ... a former soldier of Napoleon, bombarded the city of Antwerp from the fort using heated shot, setting fire to hundreds of homes and causing many casualties among the civilian ... gradually formed and re-equipped, went to defend the dikes of the Scheldt north of Antwerp, preventing the Dutch from damaging them ...