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The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral o oor Leddy) an the Scheldt river
The Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal (Cathedral o oor Leddy) an the Scheldt river
Banner o Antwerp
Coat of airms o Antwerp
Coat airms
Antwerp is located in Belgium
Location in Belgium
Antwerp municipality in the province o Antwerp
Coordinates: 51°13′N 04°24′E / 51.217°N 4.400°E / 51.217; 4.400Coordinates: 51°13′N 04°24′E / 51.217°N 4.400°E / 51.217; 4.400
CommunityFlemish Community
RegionFlemish Region
 • Mayor (leet)Bart De Wever (N-VA)
 • Govrenin pairty/ies
 • Total204.32 km2 (78.89 sq mi)
 (1 January 2017)[1]
 • Total520,504
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Antwerpenaar (m) Antwerpse (f) (Dutch)
Postal codes
Area codes03

Antwerp (Inglis: /ˈæntwɜrp/ ( listen); Dutch: Antwerpen, [ˈɑntˌʋɛrpə(n)] ( listen); French: Anvers, [ɑ̃vɛʁs]) is a city an municipality in Belgium an the caipital o the Antwerp province in Flanders. Antwerp's total population is 472,071 (1 Januar 2008) makin it the mucklemaist municipality in Belgium an Flanders in terms o its population. Its total area is 204.51 km2 (78.96 sq mi), giein a population density o 2,308 inhabitants per km². The metropolitan area, includin the ooter commuter zone, covers an area o 1,449 km2 (559 sq mi) with a tot of 1,190,769 inhabitants as o 1 January 2008.[2] The nickname o inhabitants o Antwerp is Sinjoren, efter the Spainyie wird señor, which means 'mister' or 'gent'. It refers tae the leadin Spaingie noble-men that ruled the city durin the 17t century.[3]

Antwerp haes lang been an important city in the naitions o the Benelux baith economically an culturally, especially afore the Spanish Fury o the Dutch Revolt. It is locatit on the richt (eastren) bank o the river Scheldt, that is linked tae the North Sea bi the estuary Westerschelde. The city haes ane o the mucklemaist seaports in Europe.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

The follaein places are twin touns an sister ceeties tae Antwerp:

Pairtnerships[eedit | eedit soorce]

Athin the context o development cooperation, Antwerp is an aa linked tae:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Population per municipality as of 1 January 2017 (XLS; 397 KB)
  2. Statistics Belgium; De Belgische Stadsgewesten 2001 (pdf-file) Definitions of metropolitan areas in Belgium. The metropolitan area of Antwerp is divided into three levels. First, the central agglomeration (agglomeratie) with 715,301 inhabitants (2008-01-01). Adding the closest surroundings (banlieue) gives a total of 955,338. And, including the outer commuter zone (forensenwoonzone) the population is 1,190,769. Retrieved on 2008-10-19.
  3. Geert Cole; Leanne Logan, Belgium & Luxembourg p.218 Lonely Planet Publishing (2007) ISBN 1-74104-237-2
  4. "Barcelona internacional - Ciutats agermanades" (in Spainish). Archived frae the original on 27 November 2012. Retrieved 13 Julie 2009.